“I don’t know anything about this offer. If there are talks about it, then not in my ministry,” Pistorius said on Thursday in an interview.
Ukraine asked Germany for its Taurus missiles in last May — but German Chancellor Olaf Scholz declined the request in October. At the time, he warned that the delivery of the Taurus would escalate the war.
Before the German government accepts any deal with the U.K., it must first determine “whether it is feasible or not,” Pistorius said.
“Taurus is a highly technical system, not comparable with the products of other nations,” Pistorius said.
While the Taurus and the Storm Shadow are similar, the German cruise missile is better suited to attacking targets like the Kerch Strait Bridge linking Russia with occupied Crimea, but that worries Berlin.
“And that’s why we have to weigh up very carefully the conditions under which we do this. And at the moment there is no new status on this,” the German defense minister said.
He did not rule out a possible delivery in the future, but said this will be decided in “further discussions.”