More military aid from Estonia and Sweden

More military aid from Estonia and Sweden

Estonia and Sweden announced more military aid to Ukraine to fight against Russia. The government of the Baltic EU and NATO member Estonia today decided to supply howitzers, ammunition, artillery support equipment and grenade launchers worth 113 million euros.

“We send these weapons to the Ukraine that needs them most. Ukraine has asked Estonia directly for help,” said Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. According to the State Chancellery in Tallinn, the package, worth 113 million euros, will increase the country’s military aid to Ukraine to 370 million euros – or just over one percent of gross domestic product.

Armored personnel carrier and artillery system

According to a report by the Portal news agency, the government of Sweden also announced more military aid to Ukraine and the delivery of 50 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine. In addition, Swedish troops were instructed to prepare for the delivery of the Archer artillery system. A specific number is not provided.

According to the information, the new Swedish support package has a total volume of almost 390 million euros. Sweden currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU. The country has also applied for NATO membership.