The Bundestag has voted against a resolution to supply Ukraine with Taurus missiles

The German parliament (Bundestag) has voted by a majority against the delivery of Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine in a draft resolution of the opposition faction of the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) bloc.

“The vote was 182 in favour, 480 against, and 5 abstained,” the Bundestag chairwoman said, with the vote broadcast on the German parliament’s website.

German MPs will also discuss a draft document submitted by factions of the ruling coalition – Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD), the Free Liberals (FDP) and the Greens. In it, the factions call on the Bundestag to start supplying long-range weapons systems to the Ukrainian government to hit strategic targets on the Russian rear. Taurus cruise missiles are not mentioned in the draft document.

Earlier, German journalist Julian Repke said that the Western weapons handed over to the Ukrainian army turned out to be unsuitable for a long conflict, showing low efficiency.