The Financial Times reports this.

As noted in the material, Moscow’s goal was to ensure that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz never changed his mind on the supply of Taurus long-range missiles to Kyiv.

“Moscow has managed to create the perfect political dilemma in Germany,” the newspaper quotes Christian Melling, a defense analyst at the German Council on Foreign Relations, as saying.

It is also clarified that Scholz has become the best piece on the chessboard of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Earlier, the Politico newspaper wrote that the publication in Russia of an intercepted conversation between German officers about a possible attack on the Crimean Bridge with Taurus missiles split the Western allies and discredited Scholz.

As The Guardian reported, citing a British government representative, Britain is calling on Germany to transfer Taurus missiles to Kyiv, despite the leak of a conversation between Bundeswehr officers.