Despite the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Swiss authorities have agreed to supply Russia with high-tech fabric, which can be used for military purposes. On Sunday, March 8, the official representative of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) reported that the export of the material was permitted, as the deal for its delivery was made on August 27, 2014. That day, Switzerland supported the EU sanctions against Russia, DW reports.
According to the AFP agency, the contract refers to the fabric that protects against detection using radars and infrared detectors, which can be used for manufacturing camouflage nets or special uniform. At the same time, SECO's press secretary said that the customer was a Russian entrepreneur who had a business of civil nature. He refused to give information about suppliers.
According to Swiss media, the scope of the transaction reached 91 million Swiss francs (about 85 million euros). The delivery was carried out in two stages: on October 16 and December 12, 2014.