The strategy would allow Ukraine to fight, but not make it strong enough to win, would be cynical, the MEP believes.
Further support for Ukraine, like the supply of German Taurus missiles, is long overdue.
President of the European People's Party (EPP) Manfred Weber said this in an interview with the Funke media group, European Pravda reports with reference to AFP.
Weber noted that “the strategy of allowing Ukraine to fight, but not making it strong enough to win, would be cynical.”
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Thus The MEP joined calls from other politicians to provide Ukraine with additional weapons.
The EPP President stressed that Ukraine should be “supported in the best possible way” as it “is fighting its battle for freedom and must win.”
What preceded this statement
- Berlin does not yet have any plans to make a decision on the transfer of long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine.
January 2, Chairman of the Bundestag Defense Committee Marie -Agnes Strack-Zimmermann sharply criticized the slow availability of weapons for Ukraine and called for the transfer of Taurus missiles to Ukraine.
Despite the fact that the majority of Bundestag members support continued aid to Ukraine, on November 16, the German parliament did not vote for the decision to provide Taurus cruise missiles.