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Switzerland rejects requests to ship ammo, armored vehicles to Ukraine.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk June 4, 2022 12:49 AM 1 min read
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The Swiss government said it had rejected a request by Denmark to supply 22 Piranha III infantry fighting vehicles and a request by Germany to supply 12,400 rounds of ammunition for Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, as well as for Piranha III vehicles. At the same time, Switzerland has allowed Germany to freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks previously sold back to defense group Rheinmetall. Ukraine has previously urged Germany to supply Leopard tanks. Switzerland has usually banned the export of Swiss-made weapons to conflict zones due to its neutral status.

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