Swiss block re-export of armoured vehicles to Ukraine,

The Swiss authorities have vetoed Denmark’s request to send Swiss-made armoured personnel carriers to Ukraine.

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) recently rejected Denmark’s bid to provide about  20 Piranha III infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, Swiss public television, SRF, said on Wednesday. SECO said the ban was in line with Switzerland’s policy of neutrality of not supplying arms to conflict zones, according to SRF.

Neutral Switzerland requires foreign countries that buy Swiss arms to seek permission to re-export them. In April it vetoed the re-export of Swiss-made ammunition used in anti-aircraft tanks that Germany is sending to Ukraine. Läs artikel