For Sweden, sending troops to Ukraine is currently "not relevant".

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

Sending troops to Ukraine is currently "not on the table", said Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson today, whose country will become the 32nd member of NATO.

"At the moment it is not relevant," the prime minister told Swedish channel SVT, reacting to a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said that sending Western troops to Ukrainian territory should not be ruled out in the future.

"At the moment we are busy sending equipment to Ukraine," emphasized the head of the Swedish government.

On February 20, Stockholm announced military aid (15th package) to Kiev in the form of equipment worth 633 million euros, including artillery ammunition, warships, anti-aircraft systems and grenades.

"There is no request from the Ukrainian side for ground troops," Christerson added.

The Hungarian Parliament yesterday voted for Sweden's entry into NATO, almost two years after the country's accession process began.

"Sweden is ready to take up its responsibilities in terms of Euro-Atlantic security," Kristerson said after the vote in Hungary.

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