Switzerland has always remained neutral “in armed conflicts” but now the government has amended their law to allow the “weapons and ammunition” to be sent to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have discussed to “agree on further arms transfers.”
Kuleba and Blinken discussed the preparations for the counteroffensive and the Ukrainian Foreign Minister spoke about the supply of “F-16s.”
Kuleba said, “I spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to agree on further arms transfers, our cooperation with the Global South and the creation of the Special Tribunal.
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“I emphasized the importance of providing Ukraine with F-16s and the necessary steps to begin training Ukrainian pilots.”
The U.S. Department of State said, “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
“The two discussed ongoing preparations for Ukraine’s counteroffensive, including how contributions from international partners can support its success.
“Secretary Blinken noted Ukraine’s sovereignty is vital to peace and security in Europe and reiterated the US commitment to holding Russia to account, underscoring President Biden’s pledge to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”
The Swiss government voted to amend the Federal Act on War Material, which will allow military equipment to be transferred to Ukraine.
Euronews reported, “Until now, weapons and ammunition purchased abroad could not be transferred to countries involved in armed conflicts.
“Due to the legal situation, Switzerland refused Germany, among other things, permission to supply ammunition for the German Gepard tank.
“At the same time, the publication notes that the EU countries want to supply ammunition to Ukraine, but their own stocks are being depleted.
“In addition, some of the weapons and ammunition that were purchased several years ago in Switzerland have not yet been delivered to Ukraine.”