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Germany’s AfD leader speaks out against sending Taurus missiles to Ukraine

"This symbolic act would drag Germany deep into the war," Tino Chrupalla said

BERLIN, March 2. /TASS/. Tino Chrupalla, co-chairman of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, has spoken strongly against sending Taurus missiles to Ukraine following the leak of a conversation between high-ranking German military officers discussing a possible attack on the Crimean Bridge.

"German army generals are reported to have made an assessment that the Crimean Bridge may be attacked with German-made Taurus missiles. This symbolic act would drag Germany deep into the war. No to Taurus deliveries!" he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

According to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan, on the very day German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave assurances that NATO was not and would not be directly involved in the Ukraine conflict, Germany’s top brass was in fact mulling how to carry out a potential attack on the Crimean Bridge in a way that would have no repercussions for Berlin. Simonyan said she had a corroborating audio recording of the Bundeswehr (armed forces) officers’ conversation in her possession and later released its transcript. Germany’s DPA news agency reported, citing a Defense Ministry official, that the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) had launched a probe into the possible tapping of military conversations. Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the Kremlin was not yet aware of the contents of the leaked conversation. The issue will be reviewed at the next session of the Russian State Duma, or lower house of parliament, Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin wrote on Telegram.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has repeatedly stressed that he opposed the idea of sending Taurus missiles to Ukraine as the move could drag Germany into the conflict.