Thursday, January 26, 2023

Switzerland Moves To Allow Arms Re-Exports To Ukraine

Bloomberg: Switzerland Takes Step to Allow Arms Re-Exports to Ukraine 

Switzerland took a crucial step toward allowing other countries to re-export Swiss-made armaments to Ukraine. 

The relevant committee of the parliament’s lower house on Tuesday adopted a motion that would allow for the re-export of weapons to conflict zones under certain conditions. The initiative was accepted with 14 to 11 votes, it said on Tuesday. 

One of the next steps would be for the parliament’s entire lower house to decide. 

The motion calls for allowing the Swiss government to revoke non-re-export clauses in agreements with other countries, if the weapons in question are to be shipped to a conflict which has been condemned as violating international law by a two-third majority of the United Nations General Assembly. 

Traditionally neutral Switzerland has faced criticism from Germany and Spain over blocking shipments of Swiss-made ammunition to Ukraine. 

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Update #1: Panel seeks to allow re-exports of Swiss weaponry to Ukraine (AP)  

Update #2: Swiss body proposes removing barriers to re-export arms to Ukraine (Reuters)  

WNU Editor: So much for Switzerland being a neutral country.


Anonymous said...

China and Ruzzia

which one is Gog and which one is Magog?

Anonymous said...

What would William Tell say?

Hans Persson said...

When you upset hundreds of years of multiple nations stances, you know you're in the wrong.

fazman said...

Wnu So much for Switzerland finally doing the right thing. Exceptional circumstances warrant exceptional actions