France and other allies of Ukraine will "create a coalition for deep strikes and therefore medium- and long-range missiles and bombs," French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Feb. 26.
Ukraine's military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov said that Russia’s goal is still to destroy Ukrainian statehood and reach the administrative border of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts to “keep what they already have," but that they "have been unable to do (so) by military means."
Ukraine will use its own weapons on targets outside of Ukraine's occupied territories, President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a press conference on Feb. 24.
Bundestag votes against Taurus missiles for Ukraine, supports sending 'necessary long-range missiles'
The German parliament held two votes on providing long-range weapons to Ukraine on Feb. 22, first rejecting a motion explicitly mentioning Taurus missiles, followed by supporting a motion calling for Germany to send additional long-range weapons.
Germany's coalition parties are preparing a resolution on arming Ukraine that does not explicitly mention Taurus cruise missiles, German media reported on Feb. 20.
There is no new information on the possible provision of Germany's Taurus long-range missiles to Ukraine, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius told reporters at the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16.
Ukraine expects to receive F-16 fighter jets and missiles with a range between 300 and 500 kilometers "in further military aid packages" from its allies, Joint Forces Commander Serhii Naiev said on Feb. 5.