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Sweden to provide millions of euros for Grain from Ukraine

Sweden to provide millions of euros for Grain from Ukraine Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (photo: Getty Images)

Sweden will provide financial assistance to Ukraine. The money will go to the Grain From Ukraine initiative, states the Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.

The financial package amounts to SEK 100 million ( €8.7 million). The funds are earmarked for the Grain From Ukraine program implemented by the World Food Program. Under the program, Ukrainian grain and other food are exported to the poorest countries.

"Ukraine continues to contribute to global food security, despite Russia’s continuing war of aggression," reads the prime minister's message.

Grain From Ukraine

A humanitarian food program launched by Ukraine in November 2022. The program raises funds to export grain from Ukraine to the poorest countries of the world.

More than 30 countries and international organizations have joined the program.

Yesterday, November 25, Kyiv hosted the international Grain from Ukraine summit, attended by the presidents of Ukraine, Switzerland, and Latvia, as well as the prime minister of Lithuania.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that in the first year of the initiative, Grain from Ukraine managed to accumulate $180 million.