Sweden commits to its bigger military aid package to Ukraine

Sweden commits to its bigger military aid package to Ukraine
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Sweden has announced plans to deliver a new instalment of military aid to Ukraine. The total package is valued around $287 million and will include an air defence system. 

The package was announced by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson who said that it is “a bigger military support package than all eight previous packages combined”. The PM also stressed that Sweden was following the direction of Ukraine in terms of the “priority list” of “what they themselves think they need just now”. 

Sweden has been supporting Ukraine since the start of the war, with the previous Social Democrat government agreeing several aid packages of both military and humanitarian nature.

Kristersson also explained that Sweden was closely monitoring developments regarding the fatal explosion which killed two people in Poland on Tuesday. Like the leaders of many Western nations, he stressed that it was vital to gather more information before making any clear decisions on what response to take.

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