Sweden Promises More Military Aid To Kyiv During Visit By Ukrainian Foreign Minister
August 29, 2022
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has promised to provide a further 500 million crowns ($46.75 million) in military assistance to Ukraine to help it defend itself against Russia's ongoing invasion.
Speaking to journalists after meeting in Stockholm with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on August 29, Andersson said that a total additional aid package to Ukraine will reach about 1 billion crowns ($94 million), when funds for the armed forces and the reconstruction of the country are combined.
"Borders must never be changed by force or war," Andersson said.
Kuleba thanked Sweden for its support since Russia launched its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in late February, adding that the best way to save Ukrainian lives is to supply it with weapons such as howitzers and shells.
"As long as the war continues, we will be asking for more weapons"," Kuleba said at the press conference.
Based on reporting by Reuters, Goteborg-Posten, and Svenska Dagbladet
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