Switzerland sells tanks to Germany

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Switzerland has found a loophole on how to help Ukraine with tanks.

The government has agreed to sell 25 Leopard tanks back to their original German manufacturer – on the undertaking that they will not be sent to Ukraine in compliance with neutrality laws. 

But it will mean Germany will have enough tanks of its own – so it can send others to donate.

Switzerland currently has 136 of the tanks available to the army, and a further 96 in stock – but not operational. 

The Defence Ministry says it only needs 71 in reserve – freeing up 25 that can be returned. 

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