Sweden’s Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist supports a proposal from the Baltic countries for an EU-led training mission in Ukraine.
“Now all eyes are on Poland and what is happening at the border, which may mean that Ukraine will end up in the shadows. The issue of Ukraine is always relevant, our solidarity must always be very clear. We believe it is very important to highlight the EU’s ambitions to contribute to Ukraine’s security and sovereignty, says Hultqvist Swedish Radio News.
According to the minister, Sweden wants to find out how to contribute.
It is noted that this may mean that Swedish soldiers can be sent to Ukraine to train Ukrainian troops in light of the build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine’s eastern border.
“Of course we have to be open to that,” he added.
As reported, the proposal for training missions from the Baltic countries came after the reports of the build-up of Russian troops at the border with Ukraine.
Earlier, The Mirror wrote that a trained group of up to 600 British soldiers is ready to be deployed in Ukraine in the midst of fears that Moscow is preparing for a military invasion of the neighboring country. Preparations began after the British Ministry of Defense and the MI6 intelligence service informed the government of the obvious and real danger to Ukraine and the West.
Britain’s Chief of Defense Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter, warned that there was a greater risk of an unintentional war breaking out between the West and Russia than at any time since the Cold War.
According to the Directorate of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, from the beginning of November 2021, a group of troops of a total of about 90,000 people were concentrated near the Ukrainian border and in the territories temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation.