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Switzerland Considers Allowing Arms Exports to Ukraine


Wed 19 Jun 2024 | 12:22 PM
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Switzerland's Security Policy Committee in the National Council has proposed permitting the re-export of Swiss-made weapons to Ukraine.

The decision saw a split in opinions, with ten parliamentarians in favor, ten opposed, and four abstaining, according to reports from Russia Today.

The Committee's Chairman approved the proposal, but it now awaits a vote from both the Swiss National Council and the Council of States.

Switzerland has stringent regulations regarding military exports. Under Article 22a of the Swiss War Materiel Act, the country is prohibited from exporting arms to nations involved in armed conflicts that violate human rights.

This includes situations where there is a risk of the weapons being used against civilians or being transferred to undesirable states.