Swiss physique proposes eradicating obstacles to re-export arms to Ukraine By Reuters


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GENEVA (Reuters) – A Swiss parliamentary physique proposed on Tuesday waiving a re-export ban that forestalls ammunition it manufactures from being re-exported from one other nation to Ukraine.

The advice handed with 14 in favour and 11 towards and would require later approval from parliament.

“The vast majority of the fee deems that Switzerland ought to make a contribution to European safety, which incorporates offering extra assist to Ukraine,” a Swiss parliamentary committee mentioned in a press launch late on Tuesday.

Switzerland has beforehand rejected appeals from Germany to permit it to re-export Swiss-made ammunition to Ukraine, saying such a transfer would violate its neutrality. However strain has been rising for Bern to overview its insurance policies, together with on the World Financial Discussion board it hosted in Davos final week.

The committee added within the assertion that its proposals didn’t violate Swiss neutrality guidelines because the arms would go by way of one other nation and never on to a battle zone.

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