Sweden will provide Ukraine with more modern weapons as an illustration of its new defense policy.
This was announced on Sunday by Swedish Defense Minister Paul Jonson in an interview with the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.
Sweden will more actively support Kyiv in its war against Russia, Jönsson, a representative of the Moderate Party, said on Sunday.
"My first bilateral meeting was with the Minister of Defense of Ukraine 4," he added.
The Swedish government has not yet specified which modern weapons Sweden will send, but Christian Democrat defense spokesman Mikael Oskarsson previously singled out two weapons systems as the two most relevant: the 70 anti-aircraft missile and the Archer system.
The ZRK 70 is a light missile system that, according to representatives of the Swedish Armed Forces, is "small and easy to move", and the Archer system is a Swedish self-propelled gun on wheels.
According to Jönsson, these statements illustrate the three priorities put forward by the new Swedish government last week related to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson's three joint political declarations are the war in Ukraine, rapid investments in Sweden's defense and Sweden's bid to join NATO.
Kristersson mentioned NATO eleven times in his government statement and promised to complete the accession process together with Finland.
As reported, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, discussed strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities with the new head of the Swedish Ministry of Defense, Paul Jonsson.