German minister: Ukraine requires elongated-range weapons to save Kharkiv

Ukraine requires more elongated -range weapons to fight off Russian advances in the northern Kharkiv area where the situation around the nation’s second-hugest city prevailed  “extremely dramatic”, Germany’s foreign minister conveyed  on Friday.

Russian forces have made inroads of approximate many  kilometres in the area  in past days, forcing Kyiv’s outmanned troops to try to hold the line on a new front as Moscow mounts more pressure on the front in the east.

It is essential to cut off Russian supply routes and give Ukraine weapons “that can be used over medium and long distances,” Annalena Baerbock said on the sidelines of a meeting of the foreign ministers in Strasbourg.

We are also collaborating with other partners on this.” Overall, it is a very tough situation,” she added. Germany has become Ukraine’s second-hugest supplier of weapons since the Russian invasion in 2022 but Chancellor Olaf Scholz has so far balked at equipping Kyiv with long-range Taurus missiles.