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Switzerland vetoed Denmark from sending armored personnel carriers to Ukraine

Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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The Swiss government has vetoed a request from Denmark to allow it to send Swiss-made armored personnel carriers to Ukraine, citing its policy of neutrality, under which it does not supply weapons to conflict zones, Reuters reported. in a statement from the Swiss television “SRF”.

The Swiss Secretariat of State for Economic Affairs (DIPC) has rejected a request from Denmark to allow Ukraine to provide about 20 armored infantry vehicles to the Piranha III, the television said, citing confirmation from the agency itself. DUIS has not yet commented on the information.

Neutral Switzerland requires foreign countries that purchase Swiss weapons to seek permission before re-exporting it. In April, it vetoed the re-export of Swiss-made anti-aircraft ammunition that Germany is sending to Ukraine. She also refused a request from Poland for weapons to help her neighbor Ukraine.

Switzerland has put an end to past practices and imposed EU sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for invading Ukraine, which Moscow describes as a special military operation to disarm and “denazification” the neighboring country. But Switzerland’s neutrality faces its most serious test in decades amid the country’s ongoing debate over how to implement a policy that prevented Switzerland from participating in the two world wars of the 20th century.

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