A German official has argued that Ukraine has the right to “attack military targets” deep inside Russia to blow up military supplies heading to the frontlines.
Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, chair of the Defence Committee at the German Bundestag, said that Ukraine needs the Taurus missiles to stop the “suffering” in the war-torn country.
Strack-Zimmermann said in an interview with Funk-Mediengruppe; European Pravda, with reference to Merkur that the Ukrainian armed forces will be allowed to use their missiles to destroy Russia military logistic hubs.
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She told officials at the German Bundestag it is time to recognise Kyiv has the legal right to launch missile strikes inside the Russian Federation.
She said, “International law also allows Ukraine to attack military targets on the territory of the Russian aggressor – regardless of where these weapons were produced and who supplied them.”
Strack-Zimmermann strongly urged the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz against further delays in providing Ukraine with missiles after six long months of discussions.
“Each of us has weighed everything up [to decide whether to supply Taurus missiles to Ukraine]. But delaying it would only prolong suffering,” she added.
Russia will be very worried if Ukraine receives the Taurus missile because it is considered as one of the most modern weapon systems in the world.
The Taurus is undetectable to radar systems as it flies at an altitude of just 35 meters which uses four independent navigation systems to remain on course for its intended target.
The Taurus is satellite supported by a GPS system which prevents the missile from being jammed by the enemy and scans the ground to compare imagery with the data previously uploaded.
The Taurus costs around €1 million and is more than capable of penetrating several floors of a bunker before it explodes.
The Taurus KEPD-350 missile travels at speeds of 1,170 kilometers per hour, almost the speed of sound and can hit a target 310 miles away.