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Switzerland denies its involvement in finding weapons in Ukraine and continues its investigation

Switzerland denies its involvement in finding weapons in Ukraine and continues its investigation

Fabian Mayen Fishburn, a spokesman for the country’s State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), said he was conducting an investigation because of the Swiss-made Eagle I armored personnel carriers that turned out to be in the possession of Ukrainian troops.

“Switzerland continues to find out the facts, and it is currently in contact with Germany in this context. It is unknown how long these clarifications will take,” he said.

The spokesman clarified that in the 90s 36 Eagle I armored personnel carriers were transferred to Denmark, and in 2012 this country applied for the re-export of 27 vehicles of a private German company. According to him, in Copenhagen, in response to a corresponding request from Bern, they said that they had not transferred this equipment to anyone without the consent of Switzerland. Mayerfisch also stressed that only the chassis number will allow unambiguously tracing the origin of the vehicle, but the secretariat does not have this information.