Sweden considers weapons production for Ukraine

Kyiv weapons could be manufactured in different countries, says Swedish defense minister

Sweden may start producing weapons for Ukraine to counter a Russian military attack, but no final decision has been made on the matter, Defense Minister Peter Hartqvist said Thursday. .

Hultqvist told Swedish broadcaster SVT about three major projects aimed at helping Ukraine. The projects were featured at an international donor conference in Copenhagen on Thursday, attended by defense ministers from 17 countries.

According to Hultqvist, Western countries are preparing for a prolonged conflict in Ukraine and are ready to assist the country with military training, demining and weapons production. The donor event also saw the Defense Minister agree to allocate an additional 1.5 billion ($1.54 billion) of his money to military aid to Kyiv.

The minister argued that Ukrainians should be trained to clear landmines planted by the Russian military.big problem.”

Hultqvist also deploys production lines of weapons, mainly artillery systems, in various countries,manufacture weapons and deliver them directly to UkraineThe minister noted that Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic said they were ready to intervene.

This means that aid to Ukraine could be sustainable in the long term.Because production always meets their needs,” he added.

On the issue of arms production for Ukraine, the minister said:This is not something I rule out, but it’s too early to say.We’re positive about all three of her directions, but we’ll see how it all comes together in the end.”

Earlier this month, Sweden announced it would send 120 instructors to the UK to provide combat training to Ukrainian civilians. Instructor says “cconduct basic military training for Ukrainian citizens, divided into several training courses,The Nordic Ministry of Defense added that its personnel will be stationed in the UK from 12 August to 31 December.

In early July, Sweden pledged to provide additional military assistance to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons, small arms and mine clearance equipment, totaling 500 million Swedish kronor ($49 million). In June, Stockholm also pledged to send Kyiv semi-automatic Barrett M82 rifles with ammunition and Robot-17 anti-ship missiles.

Moscow has repeatedly warned the West that sending weapons to Kyiv would only prolong the conflict and increase casualties. Sweden considers weapons production for Ukraine

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