Sweden will provide Ukraine with the largest military aid package since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The Prime Minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson, announced this during press conferences on the morning of November 16, even before the start of the next massive missile attack by the Russians.
The cost of the aid package is SEK 3 billion, which is about $287 million. It will include air defense systems, as well as ammunition and other weapons selected according to Ukraine’s request.
“It’s a bigger military support package than all eight previous packages combined. It’s the single largest we’ve done, and we follow exactly the Ukrainian priority list of what they themselves think they need just now,” said Ulf Kristersson.
It was not reported which means of self-defense are included in the aid package. If we consider the systems available in the Swedish army, then these can be the CV9040 AAV anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery systems, the RBS 70 portable air defense system from Saab Bofors Dynamics and well-known MIM-23 Hawk systems or IRIS-T. Of course, Sweden even has the MIM-104 Patriot, but we wouldn’t count on that.
Thank you, Sweden!