​Ukraine to Get Additional Anti-Tank Weapons, Support Weapons, Demining Equipment from Sweden

AT-4 anti-tank launcher is in use in Ukraine / Photo credit: Armed Forces of Ukraine
AT-4 anti-tank launcher is in use in Ukraine / Photo credit: Armed Forces of Ukraine

Sweden to provide Ukraine with anti-tank weapons, support weapons, demining equipment worth SEK 500 mln

The government of Sweden approved a decision to provide Ukraine with additional defense assistance worth SEK 500 million, including anti-tank weapons, support weapons, and demining equipment, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Swedish AT4 recoilless anti-tank weapons, Ukraine to Get Additional Anti-Tank Weapons, Support Weapons, Demining Equipment from Sweden, Defense Express
Additional Swedish AT4 recoilless anti-tank weapons will be provided to Ukraine

"The assistance includes equipment requested by Ukraine, notably anti-tank weapons, support weapons, and demining equipment. This assistance is estimated at SEK 500 million," the Swedish government said on its website on Thursday, June 30.

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In turn, Associated Press quoted Defense Minister of Sweden Peter Hultqvist as saying: "It is important that the support to Ukraine from the democratic countries in Europe is continuous and long-term."

The minister did not say when and how the equipment would be delivered but said it is in everyone's interest that it is delivered as quickly as possible.

Swedish AG 90 anti-materiel sniper rifle, Ukraine to Get Additional Anti-Tank Weapons, Support Weapons, Demining Equipment from Sweden, Defense Express
Swedish AG 90 anti-materiel sniper rifle

Additional military support to Ukraine includes anti-tank weapons, support weapons and demining equipment worth approximately SEK 500 million ($49 million), Associated Press reported.

Earlier Army Recognition reported citing Swedish defense ministry that Sweden would provide Ukraine with AG 90 anti-materiel sniper rifles and ammunition, and an additional 5,000 Swedish AT4 recoilless anti-tank weapons.

As Defense Express reported that the Swedish government also decided to supply the Ukrainian army with RBS-17 short-range anti-ship missile system.

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