Berlin urged to review arms supply chains because of Switzerland’s position

Russian exports to Germany grew by 5%

The head of the Bundestag Defense Committee, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, called for a complete overhaul of German arms supply chains after Switzerland refused to satisfy the German request for the re-export of Gepard ZSU ammunition to Ukraine. About this on Sunday, November 6, informs TASS.

“Germany can no longer make itself dependent – as in the case of Swiss ammunition for the Gepard ZSU,” she stressed, adding that in the coming years, ammunition purchases worth more than 20 billion euros will be required.

The politician also criticized the position of Switzerland. As an example, she cited a situation where Germany or one of the NATO countries will be attacked, but Swiss-made ammunition will not be delivered because of “this neutrality.” The parliamentarian recalled that Germany also receives ammunition from Switzerland for the MANTIS missile defense system, Puma infantry fighting vehicles and Tornado and Eurofighter fighters, which are in service with the country.

According to Zimmerman, after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, the world has changed dramatically in terms of security policy, so Berlin must adjust its arms delivery routes.

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