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Sweden allocates over 6 bln euros for Ukrainian military support

Sweden allocates over 6 bln euros for Ukrainian military support Photo: Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson (Getty Images)

The Swedish government has agreed upon a framework for additional military support to Ukraine totaling 75 billion crowns (over 6 billion euros) over three years.

The government announced that Sweden will support Ukraine as long as necessary.

With the new proposal, the total military and humanitarian support to Ukraine from Sweden to over 100 billion Swedish crowns (9.66 billion euros). Military support within Ukraine may take various forms, such as donations of defense equipment, financial contributions, and financial support for the purchase of defense equipment.

Depending on the type of support used, for example, whether it will be directed to replace purchases, the framework program may strain state finances for several years and even after 2026, the statement says.

Sweden's assistance to Ukraine

From the first days of the war in Ukraine, Sweden has demonstrated a firm and consistent position, providing comprehensive assistance to Ukraine.

At the end of last year, Sweden announced financial assistance to support the Grain From Ukraine initiative. Its goal is to ensure the export of Ukrainian grain to countries needing food.

On December 11, 2023, the Prime Minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson, announced a new aid package totaling 133.5 million dollars. These funds are aimed, among other things, at supporting Ukraine's energy sector during the harsh winter period.

Sweden also has joined the Czech initiative to supply artillery shells to Ukraine. 30 million euros were allocated for this purpose.