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Ukraine to produce Swedish CV90 combat vehicles – Zelenskyy

21 August, 2023 Monday
21:36

On August 21, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Swedish infantry fighting vehicles Combat Vehicle 90 would be produced in Ukraine

Zelenskyy said this in his evening video address.

"We are finishing this visit to the Nordic countries. Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark. Without exaggeration, this is a historic visit for Ukraine. Much-needed agreements with Sweden were reached, including defense agreements. We will produce CV90 - powerful combat vehicles - in Ukraine," the president emphasized.

According to Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian military is very satisfied with these vehicles.

Representatives of the two countries signed a declaration of intent to jointly produce and maintain Swedish Combat Vehicle 90 infantry fighting vehicles.

During his flight from Scandinavia to Greece, the Ukrainian leader thanked Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark.

"Our common priority - of all Europeans - is that all peoples on all continents can enjoy a secure life equally. The more stability there is in the world, the more stability there is in our European home. In all three countries, we talked about new defense support packages for soldiers and political cooperation. I would like to especially thank Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark for their support of the Peace Formula. Peace is always the result of joint efforts. It is always security in all spheres of life. And it will be: for Ukraine, for the world. Russia will not succeed in breaking global security," he emphasized.

He also thanked the United States for its support of Ukrainian freedom and the aviation coalition.

What is known about the assistance from Sweden

Last week, the Swedish parliament supported further military aid to Ukraine. The new package, worth 314 million euros, includes ammunition and demining equipment.

On Saturday, August 19, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and First Lady Olena Zelenska arrived in Sweden for a work visit.

On August 19, the leaders of Sweden and Ukraine agreed to enhance cooperation in the production, operation, training and maintenance of CV90 infantry fighting vehicles.

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