The recommendation was adopted by 14 in favor and 11 against, and further of parliament will require approval.
“The majority of the Commission believes that Switzerland should contribute to the security of Europe, including more aid to Ukraine,” – Switzerland parliament committee said in a press release issued on Tuesday.
Switzerland has previously rejected German requests to allow the re-export of Swiss-made ammunition to Ukraine, saying such a move would violate its neutrality. But pressure is mounting on Bern to reconsider its policies, including at the World Economic Forum it hosted in Davos last week.
The committee added in a statement that its proposals do not violate Switzerland’s neutrality rules, as the weapons would not go directly to a conflict zone, but through another country.
Reporting by Emma Farge; Edited by Sandra Mahler
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