Sweden’s defense minister: Assistance to Ukraine is investment in our common security

Sweden’s defense minister: Assistance to Ukraine is investment in our common security

Swedish Defence Minister Pål Jonson has said that assistance to Ukraine is a priority for Sweden.

He stated this at a joint press conference with Ukraine’s Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov at the Media Center Ukraine in Odesa, Ukrinform reports.

"Ukraine is a priority for Sweden, Sweden supports Ukraine. I would like to sincerely thank the Armed Forces, who fight not only for the freedom and independence of Ukraine, not only for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, but also, of course, for the whole of Europe,” Jonson said.

He noted that a few weeks ago, the Swedish government approved the ninth security aid package to Ukraine, which is 50% larger than the previous one.

According to him, the new package includes air defense, ammunition for another type of air defense and items for winter.

“This means that Sweden not only supports Ukraine, but also invests in our common security,” said Jonson.

He also added that he was glad to visit Ukraine to better understand the situation.


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