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Sweden unveils €630 million military aid package for Ukraine, including amphibious boats and defense systems

20 February, 2024 Tuesday
13:25

On February 19, the Swedish government revealed a substantial military aid package for Ukraine, totaling €630 million. This marks Sweden's 15th aid package for Ukraine, with a focus on providing crucial assets, including amphibious assault boats

This was reported by Folkbladet and SVT.

The comprehensive aid package, valued at SEK 7.1 billion, comprises various military equipment. 

Notable items include 10 Stridsbåt 90-class amphibious assault boats, 20 additional amphibious assault boats, underwater weaponry like mines and torpedoes, anti-aircraft systems (Robot 70 type), TOW model anti-tank robots, grenade launchers with ammunition, artillery ammunition, hand grenades, Carl Gustaf grenade launchers, medical equipment, and ambulances.

Approximately 1 billion crowns will be allocated to procure military equipment through different funds, with an additional 1 billion crowns reserved for ordering new Stridsfordon 90 combat vehicles for Ukraine. 

Concurrently, SEK 400 million is earmarked for diverse educational initiatives benefiting Ukrainians.

Swedish Defence Minister Paul Johnson highlighted that this tailored support package aligns with Ukraine's specific needs. The official announcement of the aid transfer is anticipated from Minister Johnson and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson. 

  • Previously, Sweden's Defense Minister expressed the country's openness to supplying modern fighter jets to Ukraine. However, full NATO membership is a prerequisite for such assistance, as stated by the Minister.
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