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Switzerland Refuses to Transfer Arms, Equipment to Ukraine in Line with Neutrality

Sat 04 Jun 2022 | 10:55 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Switzerland has confirmed the ban on the local transfer of military equipment to Ukraine through a third country, in line with its principle of military neutrality.

However, it will still be possible to deliver military equipment in the form of assembly elements or spare parts to European arms companies, even with the possibility of sending manufactured military equipment to Ukraine, the Swiss Federal Council decided on Friday.

In a statement, the Swiss government announced that Switzerland had received requests from Germany and Denmark to send military equipment to Ukraine, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Germany’s request relates to sending about 12,400 pieces of Swiss-made 35mm caliber ammunition for “Geibar” anti-aircraft & tanks, as well as “Pirana 3” tanks originally purchased by Denmark and stationed in Germany since its withdrawal from service. Denmark’s order relates to 22 Swiss-made Pirana 3 armored vehicles.