Ukraine and Sweden discussed joint work in the field of innovations and experience gained during the war, as well as military assistance and defense topics in general. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Today, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Lieutenant General Ivan Havryliuk and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Sweden General Mikael Büden met.
Among the topics discussed was the potential supply of Gripen aircraft to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"Fruitful bilateral work on the transfer of Gripen aircraft to us continues," said Ivan Havryliuk.
The deputy minister added that there are "certain issues related to NATO," but expressed hope that "by joint efforts we will be able to get these aircraft."
Büden, who headed the Swedish delegation, noted that the issue of the transfer of Gripen aircraft to Ukraine is being discussed both at the political and military operational levels.
"I know that the dialogue between our countries continues. That's why we are waiting for political decisions," the general said.