Sweden to provide over USD 133M to support Ukraine in winter
Sweden's SEK 1.4 billion comprehensive winter package for Ukraine will focus on electricity, heating, housing, and healthcare
This is reported by Sweden Postsen.
During a press conference, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister of Development Johan Forssell presented a package of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the winter period.
"This is a comprehensive winter package," says Kristersson.
SEK 1.4 billion was taken from the aid budget. Of this amount, SEK 900 million goes to the World Bank's Ukraine Reconstruction Fund. The Fund supports Ukraine's central infrastructure in the areas of energy, housing, healthcare and transportation.
According to the Swedish government, heating and power transmission equipment in the Ukrainian power grid is essential for the Ukrainian population in winter.
Another SEK 300 million will go to the European Development Bank's Environmental and Energy Fund, SEK 100 million will be distributed through the UN Food Program, SEK 75 million will go to UNESCO to build shelters in schools and preschools, and SEK 25 million will be distributed through the Community Protection and Preparedness Agency.
- Sweden is likely to provide Ukraine with Gripen fighter jets, which have already been tested by Ukrainian pilots, in addition to the F-16. The Ukrainian Air Force considers the Gripen a good option.