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Swiss Back Sale of 25 Tanks to Germany to Support Ukraine Effort

A Swiss Army Leopard 2 tank.

A Swiss Army Leopard 2 tank.

Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s request to buy 25 mothballed Swiss Leopard 2 tanks, intended to make up for stocks it’s sending to Ukraine, won the support of Switzerland’s government.

It voted in favor of decommissioning the tanks and selling them back to their maker Rheinmetall AG, as requested by Germany, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.