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President of Switzerland arrives in Kyiv on November 25

President of Switzerland arrives in Kyiv on November 25 Photo: President of Switzerland Alain Berset (Getty Images)

Swiss President Alain Berset arrived in Kyiv on November 25. He is set to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The leader of Switzerland emphasized that he will participate in an international summit on food security in Kyiv. A meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also scheduled.

"The focus is on the impact of Russia’s war of aggression on world food security and Switzerland's long-term support for Ukraine," emphasized Berset.

The Swiss President also posted a photo from the railway station in Kyiv.

До Києва прибув президент Швейцарії

Photo: Swiss President Alain Berset arriving in Kyiv (

Switzerland's position on the war

Since 1815, Switzerland has adhered to a policy of neutrality. Bern does not supply weapons for warfare, does not provide military assistance, and prohibits the re-export of its weapons to third countries. This policy extends to the war in Ukraine.

Since February 2022, Switzerland has provided Ukraine with only financial and humanitarian aid. In May 2023, Bern took a step toward supplying arms to Ukraine. However, amendments to the law on military equipment were blocked in the lower house of parliament.