Pressure for Chancellor Scholz at Taurus: USA supplies ATACMS missiles

According to information from ZDF, the USA is to supply ATACMS missiles to Ukraine in the future. How does Chancellor Scholz react?

The ATACMS missile is a variant that can be armed with cluster munitions. They have a range of up to 300 kilometers and are fired from the ground at targets on the ground. It would be possible to “attack Crimea’s air defenses particularly effectively” with the system, according to the assessment of ZDF correspondent Theveßen.

USA hesitant at first

Similar to Germany in the delivery of a similar weapon system called Taurus, the USA was also reluctant for the time being. Now it is clear: “The U.S. will deliver these models,” the ZDF correspondent further emphasized. This was reported by the “Washington Post” and the US broadcaster NBC News on Friday, citing several sources familiar with the matter.

Pressure on Berlin

The pressure on Scholz and the government is now increasing as a result of the U.S. decision, according to ZDF correspondent Theo Koll. “The pressure will increase as a result of the U.S. decision, but not necessarily the likelihood of a Taurus delivery,” Koll continues to stress.

Image:, Olaf Scholz Volodymyr Zelenskyy 2022-02-14 62, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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