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Sweden to boost military aid to Ukraine

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson promised a new aid package to Kyiv during a press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Stockholm on Monday.

The package includes military aid worth 500 million crowns ($46.8 million), as well as the same amount for reconstruction of Ukraine. “Sweden will continue to be a close friend and support Ukraine,” Andersson said.

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, who was also present at the press conference, added: “We do not know how long Russia’s war will last, but Sweden is ready to provide long-term support to Ukraine.”

Ukraine’s Kuleba used his visit to Stockholm to thank the Swedish leaders for what the country has done since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, but also to ask for continued support.

“As long as the war continues, we will be asking for more weapons,” such as howitzers and shells, Kuleba said.

The renewed commitment comes after reports showed that military support from major European powers, like Germany and France, has slowed in recent months, while Ukraine is reportedly preparing for a counteroffensive.



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