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Zelensky criticizes why Scholz did not send German Taurus missiles – POLITICO

The German government, however, presents its public with an entirely different rationale for not sending weapons. Scholz has steadfastly refused to send Taurus missiles to Ukraine, saying in public statements that such a move could lead to an escalation of the war and could even draw Germany into direct conflict with Russia.

The Ukrainians want German Taurus missiles, which have a range of about 500 kilometers and carry a powerful warhead, to hit targets far behind the front lines, such as the Kerch Bridge linking Russia to occupied Crimea.

However, Zelensky’s comments – if Scholz was fully understood – suggest that there is a motivation that the chancellor has not expressed publicly – or at least an explanation that Scholz might have been more comfortable providing to Zelensky: that Berlin needs weapons to deter Russian President Vladimir. Putin to attack Germany.

Zelenskyy said Scholz saw the Taurus missiles as a deterrent against a nuclear attack, although the president added that he did not see the logic in that. “No missile,” he said, “will protect anyone from nuclear strikes, if a nuclear war breaks out, God forbid.”

“It’s very important that people know that you have something special, special weapons. And if there is a war, that will be useful,” he added.

Scholz, however, presented a much different argument to the German public, portraying himself as a leader who could provide aid to Ukraine without crossing lines that would lead to a wider war. Some politicians within his own center-left Social Democratic party have called him a “chancellor of peace” for this approach.

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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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