Ukraine will receive another 6,5 billion euros in military aid from Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson/Photo: Belga / ddp USA / Profimedia

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson said his country would give Ukraine an additional 6,5 billion euros in military aid spread over three years to prevent an invasion by Russia.

- This support will help finance long-term donations of additional military material and the purchase of new material for direct supply from the defense sector in Ukraine, Christerson said, addressing Ukrainians as he announced the aid package in Stockholm.

- The cause of Ukraine is the cause of Sweden, he added in a video posted on H.

Since the start of the Russian invasion more than two years ago, Sweden has already put together 15 military aid packages for Ukraine, Christerson said. The new defense aid should be deployed from 2024 to 2026, reports DPA.

According to the Stockholm government, total pledged military and civilian aid from Sweden will rise to 100 billion Swedish kroner ($9,3 billion).

- With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the security situation in Europe is the worst since the Second World War, according to the announcement of the Swedish government.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Stockholm for the new aid.

- This is really tangible and will strengthen not only us, not only Ukraine, but also the entire European region from the Baltic to the Black Sea, Zelensky said in a video message.

Neutral Sweden joined NATO after the Russian invasion and is one of Ukraine's biggest supporters.

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