In Switzerland, a majority is slowly but surely emerging in favor of supplying weapons to Ukraine. It is unique to the neutral country. Or does a referendum throw a spanner in the works?

Using Swiss Piranha armored vehicles, Saudi Arabia crushed protests in Bahrain in 2011. During that same Arab Spring, Libyan rebels used Swiss ammunition. In Syria, insurgents threw Swiss hand grenades at Syrian army soldiers. And now the Ukrainian army is not allowed to use Swiss weapons against the Russians?

No, that is not allowed, the government in Bern has maintained since February 24, 2022.

“Swiss weapons should not be used in wars,” said Social Democratic president Alain Berset two months ago in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. “Pacifism has a bad reputation right now, but going to war is not in the Swiss DNA.”

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