Scholz speaks against speculations over Ukraine’s use of Western weapons against targets on Russian territory

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Photo: German Scholz/X

Partners should strengthen military support for Ukraine, but it doesn’t mean that the question of use of Western weapons against targets on Russian territory is relevant at the moment.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said this at a joint press conference with Portuguese Prime Minister Luis Montenegro in Berlin on May 24, according to Ukrinform.

“The situation of Ukraine is far from idle. Therefore, we must make every effort to continue and strengthen military support for Ukraine. First of all, we are talking about air defense systems and the restoration of the badly damaged energy infrastructure,” Scholz said.

He was asked to comment on the discussions about the possibility of allowing the Armed Forces of Ukraine to use Western weapons to strike military targets in Russia The Chancellor called such discussions speculative.

“From my point of view, it is much more important to remember that we have clear rules…” he emphasized, without elaborating, but probably referring to the principle of not allowing NATO countries to be drawn into a direct confrontation with Russia.

Olaf Scholz also has refused to transfer long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine for more than a year exactly because he fears that they could be used against targets in Russia.

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