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Taurus missiles will be in Ukraine - Ukrainian diplomat Osypenko

12 March, 2024 Tuesday
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Diplomat and international expert Ruslan Osypenko believes that Ukraine's partners have re-evaluated the role and importance of Ukraine, which not only protects Europe but enables Europe to better prepare for war

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"By launching a discussion about strategic autonomy in Europe, which France has always dreamed of, but which previously undermined Euro-Atlantic solidarity because NATO and the US had their interests in Europe. This configuration is now in place, but it is a little bit ahead of its time. That is why Macron needs to consult with partners to understand the commonalities in key areas. Macron has been a leader in starting this discussion. Now this discussion should be followed by practical actions and steps," Osypenko said.

According to the diplomat, the partners have re-evaluated the role and importance of Ukraine, which not only protects Europe but also enables Europe to better prepare for war.

"The European partners will get down to business because they have made a historic decision by giving the green light to Ukraine's negotiations with the EU. This is a pivotal decision, after which Europe cannot go back on its words regarding these historic processes. We see that practical steps have already been taken. We have seen a vote in the European Parliament in support of 50 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine. We have seen the Czech initiative, which shows that Europe has re-awakened the role and importance of U kraine in these processes, which not only protects Europe but also enables Europe to better prepare for war. To implement all strategic plans. Therefore, Ukraine will be helped. There will be Taurus and other missiles and other weapons. We will have all of this, we will be given everything," Osypenko stressed.

  • German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz opposed the supply of long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine, as he believes it could drag his country into a war with Russia.
  • German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock believes that a circular exchange of weapons in the case of long-range Taurus missiles is a good idea.

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