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Switzerland rejected Germany’s request, leaving Ukraine without ammunition for ZSU Gepard

Kyiv will be left without shells for German self-propelled anti-aircraft installations Gepard, Switzerland did not allow the re-export of ammunition from Germany to Ukraine, as requested by German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht. It is reported by Reuters.

According to the agency, Switzerland rejected Germany’s request to supply Ukraine with a consignment of ammunition for the Gepard ZSU, saying that it is a neutral state whose laws prohibit the supply of any military equipment to warring countries. The response to Lambrecht’s letter was sent by the Swiss Minister of Economics Guy Parmelin on behalf of the Confederate Government.

Approval of the transfer of Swiss military materials by Germany to Ukraine is still impossible. (…) In accordance with the principle of equal treatment, in the law of neutrality, Switzerland cannot grant a request to transfer military products of Swiss origin to Ukraine while the latter is involved in an armed conflict

– the letter says.

Thus, it can be stated that the batch of ammunition promised by Berlin for the Gepard ZSU will not reach Ukraine, Kyiv will have to look for shells for very voracious anti-aircraft guns somewhere else. But this is also connected with the same difficulties, only Switzerland produces 35×228 mm ammunition for 35 mm Oerlikon GDF automatic guns.


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