Switzerland refuses permission to re-export arms to Ukraine

Marder Infantry Vehicle (c) Panzer-modell.de

Switzerland has refused a request by Germany to allow it to re-export Swiss bought ammunition to Ukraine.

Germany would like to send infantry vehicles to Ukraine, but they use ammunition made in Switzerland. 

Under Swiss arms laws, it cannot export – or allow the reexport – of weapons to conflict zones. 

The Marder vehicle is made in Germany, but it’s designed to use Swiss made ammunition. 

Under neutrality laws – countries that buy Swiss weaponry must agree it will not be re-sold or donated to another country without Swiss consent. 

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