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Zelenskyy arrives in Sweden on August 19th: Details

Zelenskyy arrives in Sweden on August 19th: Details President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in Sweden for a working visit. The head of state will hold a series of important meetings, according to Zelenskyy's Telegram.

The President has arrived in Sweden together with the First Lady of Ukraine. Zelenskyy will hold meetings with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Speaker Andreas Norlén, and heads of parliamentary parties.

"Extensive Ukrainian-Swedish negotiations. I would like to personally thank Sweden for supporting our struggle for freedom and independence," the President noted.

The head of state emphasizes that the primary goal of the trip is to strengthen Ukrainian forces on land and in the sky, develop bilateral cooperation, particularly in the defense industry, Ukraine's European integration, and joint security in the Euro-Atlantic region.

"Our full support for Sweden on its way to NATO. We are confident that together we will guarantee reliable peace in the entire Baltic-Black Sea-Azov region," Zelensky added.

Sweden's assistance

Sweden was one of the countries that supported Ukraine in the early days of the full-scale Russian invasion. Stockholm provided assistance to our troops, including heavy equipment.

Moreover, in July, Sweden and France signed a bilateral agreement for Ukraine regarding defense procurement.

Recently, the Minister of Defense of Sweden announced a new aid package for Ukraine worth $300 million. It includes ammunition and spare parts for previously supplied weapon systems.