German MP urges attacks on Moscow government buildings

The new cold war

Published 8 March 2024
- By Editorial Staff
Roderich Kiesewetter (CDU) and the Russian Ministry of Defence building in Moscow.

CDU politician Roderich Kiesewetter says government buildings in central Moscow should be attacked – such as the headquarters of the defence ministry or the headquarters of Russian intelligence.

Speaking during a debate on ZDF, Kiesewetter, who has a background as a general staff officer, argued that Ukraine should be given the means to attack more targets inside Russia.

– Ukraine should be given the opportunity to take the war to the Russian territory, he said, noting that German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius had previously advocated exactly that.

– The only thing I will add from my side is that it is also necessary to attack the Russian Ministry of Defense or the intelligence service. It is absolutely clear that this is not about civilian targets and not about the people, but about explaining to the Russian population that they are the aggressors, he continued.

Asked by the presenter whether he thought Moscow should be attacked with long-range Taurus missiles, the CDU politician replied that German weapons could not currently be used in attacks against Russia.

– No… now you are putting words into my mouth. No, if, within the framework of the agreement, we oblige Ukraine to use missiles only in the occupied territories, then they will act according to this principle.

Attack on Crimean bridge discussed

Kiesewetter added that Ukraine has access to drones “with a range of more than 1,200 kilometres”, which could be used to attack government buildings in the Russian capital.

Relations between Russia and Germany have deteriorated further after it emerged that senior German officers had discussed the possibility of an attack on the Crimean bridge, as previously reported.

The generals also stressed the importance of Germany keeping its distance from the conflict – unlike the US and Britain, which they said had been “directly involved for a long time”.

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