Switzerland confirms not to export military equipment to Ukraine – Army & Defense


Geneva, February 1. /TASS/. Switzerland does not export military supplies to Ukraine, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) spokesman Fabian Maienfisch told TASS on Tuesday.

Asked by TASS whether Switzerland intended to send weapons to Ukraine as some other Western countries, including the United States, do, the spokesman replied: “In general, the Swiss government does not supplies arms to any State. In addition, requests for the export of war material from private companies to States involved in an armed conflict must be rejected by law. There is therefore no export of war material from Switzerland to Ukraine.

The SECO spokesman refrained from commenting on other countries’ military exports to the Kiev regime.

“Switzerland cannot comment on military exports from other countries,” the spokesperson said, responding to a question about Switzerland’s view on arms supplies to Ukraine in the current tense situation.

Western countries provide military assistance to Ukraine, including sending weapons that are used in the Donbass conflict zone. Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that an American cargo plane had delivered the sixth batch of weapons to Ukraine since January 22. In addition to the United States, weapons were also delivered to the Kiev regime by Great Britain, Canada, France. , Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.

The West and Kiev have recently spread allegations of a potential Russian “invasion” of Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov slammed the claims as “empty and groundless”, serving as a ploy to escalate tensions, stressing that Russia poses no threat to anyone. However, Peskov did not rule out the possibility of provocations aimed at justifying such allegations and warned that attempts to use military force to resolve the crisis in southeastern Ukraine would have very serious consequences.


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