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Sweden approves winter aid package of €124 million for Ukraine

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The Swedish government has approved the transfer of 124 million euros to Ukraine as part of winter assistance, according to the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union.

The statement notes that Ukraine is not only fighting for its survival against Russian occupiers but also "for the security and freedom of Europe."

"This is a crucial time for support to Ukraine. Today, the Swedish government has approved a Ukraine winter package of 124 million euros for civil infrastructure," the announcement says.

Stockholm also emphasizes that continuous financial support from the European Union is "crucial."

"Ukraine's future is in the EU," emphasized the Swedish representation.

Swedish assistance to Ukraine

On December 11, the Swedish government announced the allocation of a new aid package of 1.4 billion kronor (133.5 million dollars) to Ukraine. These funds will be used to support Ukrainians during the winter.

Earlier, on November 26, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson stated that the country would provide financial assistance to Ukraine. The money will go to the Grain From Ukraine initiative.

Before this announcement, Ukraine and Sweden discussed cooperation in the field of innovation and the experience gained during the conflict, as well as military assistance and defense issues in general.

It's worth noting that at the end of May, the Swedish government allowed Ukrainian pilots to undergo training on the JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets.