War in Ukraine | Canada and Sweden in favor of “unrestricted” military aid to Ukraine

War in Ukraine | Canada and Sweden in favor of “unrestricted” military aid to Ukraine
War in Ukraine | Canada and Sweden in favor of “unrestricted” military aid to Ukraine

(Stockholm) The foreign ministers of Canada and Sweden have both said they are in favor of “unrestricted” military aid to Ukraine, in the armed conflict pitting it against Russia since 2022.

Published at 11:24 a.m.

Ukraine is urging its allies to allow it to strike Russian territory with their weapons, provoking a cacophony favorable to Moscow in response. The subject deeply divides Kyiv’s supporters, to the point of sometimes leading to contradictory statements within the same country.

“Sweden has not issued any restrictions on how Ukraine can use Swedish equipment,” Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström said at a news conference with his Canadian counterpart Mélanie Joly.

“Russia has no red line. And that is why we must guarantee that when it comes to the defense of Ukraine, we are there to help them and show that despite what is happening, we are at their side,” assured Canadian Minister Mélanie Joly , visiting Sweden.

“On sending weapons to Ukraine, Canada is not subject to any conditions for the use of the weapons in question and that is why we will continue to work with the Ukrainian armed forces,” he said. she added.

Sweden on Wednesday promised military aid of 13.3 billion crowns, or 1.72 billion Canadian dollars, to Ukraine, at a time when Kyiv is suffering from delays in the delivery of Western equipment to Russia.

“Sweden is supporting Ukraine with its sixteenth aid package, its largest,” Deputy Prime Minister Ebba Busch said at a press conference.

This new military aid will “save lives”, welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the social network X.

“These contributions are critical for Ukraine’s defense and resilience,” added Mr. Zelensky, estimating that they will “also guarantee long-term peace and security in Europe”.

Stockholm will in particular provide ASC890 reconnaissance radar planes. Ukraine will thus have “a completely new airborne radar reconnaissance and combat management capability against targets in the air and at sea”, according to a government press release.

These radar planes will allow Kyiv “to identify approaching cruise missiles and drones, as well as targets on the ground and at sea,” said Defense Minister Pal Jonson.



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