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The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded clarification from the German Ambassador about possible deliveries of Taurus to the Ukrainian Armed Forces

The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, expressed the expectation from Germany not just of clarification, but also of responsibility for the release of a recording of a conversation between German military personnel discussing the possibility of Taurus missile strikes on the Crimean Bridge. This statement was made in the context of the World Youth Festival taking place in Russia. According to Zakharova, the German side’s reaction to the incident, expressed in the need to “understand,” does not correspond to the seriousness of the situation.

The situation gained momentum after Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the Russian television channel RT, published an audio recording in which representatives of the German air force discuss the details of a possible strike on the Crimean Bridge, including the required number of Taurus missiles and the effectiveness of such an action. During the discussion, which, according to Simonyan, took place on February 19, the issues of supplying these missiles to Ukraine were discussed.

This episode caused a resonance, since the discussion of the possibility of using weapons against the infrastructure of another country concerns issues of international security and stability.

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