Zelensky also raised with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson the supply of Swedish ‘Gripen’ fighter planes, on a visit to Stockholm with his wife Olena in which he was also received by King Carl Gustaf at Stenhammer Palace.
The trip to Sweden, this Saturday, of the Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenski, seems to have been fruitful.
Following his meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Zelensky announced that kyiv and Stockholm will launch joint production of Swedish CV-90 armored vehicles in Ukraine,
kyiv already owns a few CV-90s; a combat vehicle that can carry a small detachment of soldiers, and boasts notable armor and weaponry such as anti-aircraft guns.
The Russian Army reported that it had already captured one of these vehicles in the Luhansk region.
Volodímir Zelenski also asked the Swedish Prime Minister, Ulf Kristersson, the supply of Swedish-made ‘Gripen’ fighters, and announced that he will negotiate this week with other countries for the supply of warplanes, including the European Eurofighter Typhoon.
The center-right government of Kristersonn also announced this week a new aid package for Ukraine for 287 million euros.
Since the start of the Russian invasion, Sweden has delivered twelve military aid packages to Ukraine, totaling approximately €1.437 billion so far, including several Leopard tanks.
Sweden is still waiting to complete its NATO integration process in the absence of Turkey formalizing the ratification upon admission.
Zelensky and his wife received by King Carl Gustaf at Stenhammer Palace
During his visit to Stockholm, the Ukrainian president also held a meeting with King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, whom he thanked for the military and humanitarian support that the Nordic country provides to Kiev.
Zelenski and his wife, Olena, were received at the Stenhammer Palace by Carlos Gustavo and his wife, Queen Silvia, at the end of a day with a busy political schedule.
Russian bombardment in Chernihiv
Meanwhile, the city of Chernigov, some 140 kilometers north of Kiev, has declared three days of mourning for the deadly Russian attack on the city theater that has caused at least 7 deaths and more than 140 injuries, including 40 who have had to be hospitalized.
An event on military technologies was taking place this Saturday in the center of Chernigov and as it was also a public holiday in Ukraine, it was very crowded with many citizens walking around.
The organizers ensured that the corresponding authorization was available, that it was an event for professionals after registering and verifying their identity, and that it was not a “drones exhibition”, contrary to certain information in this sense disseminated in social networks.