The Swedish government announced on Tuesday that it would donate ammunition and spare parts for previously donated weapon systems to Ukraine.
Defence Minister Pal Jonson stated at a press conference that Sweden’s thirteenth military aid package to Ukraine would include ammunition and spare parts valued at approximately $313 million.
Ammunition and components for CV-90 infantry combat vehicles , Archer artillery systems, and Leopard 2 tanks.
In addition, it will include mine-clearing equipment and ammunition for air-defense systems, which, according to Jonson, are essential to preventing Russia from attaining air superiority in Ukraine.
Sweden said in January that it would send 50 of its armoured fighting vehicles to Ukraine, together with its shoulder-launched NLAW anti-tank missiles and mobile Archer artillery system.
The IRIS-T and HAWK air-defence missile systems were also being sent, it was announced the following month, along with “around 10” Leopard 2 tanks.
“During the spring and winter we sent large materiel packages, that is to say a number of systems. Now we are making sure that the Ukrainians in the long term are also able to use these to reach successes on the battlefield,” Jonson told reporters.