Sweden’s Foreign Minister Tobias Billström has stated that Sweden is ready to continue supporting Ukraine in the war, while Russia must be defeated for the conflict to end and for peace and stability to prevail.
“We are ready to do more and more. After all, we are helping Ukraine, and Ukraine is helping us all to defeat Russia. Only by defeating Russia in war will we ensure peace and stability in the future. The territorial integrity of Ukraine must be restored And “The government of Ukraine should have the final say in all this. But in the end, Russia’s military defeat is the only thing that will resolve this conflict,” Billström told the Lithuanian public service channel. LRT in an interview.
According to him, Sweden’s latest package of security aid to Ukraine was more expensive than the combined cost of all previous ones.
The minister noted that Ukraine’s defeat would be a signal to all authoritarian countries that war is still a possible, albeit outdated, way to achieve political goals.
“That would be completely unacceptable. Sweden… is actually a very peaceful country. But we immediately recognize the wars where it is necessary to win,” emphasized Billström.
On November 16, Sweden announced another package of security aid to Ukraine worth SEK 720 million. It includes anti-aircraft systems, vehicles, winter equipment, etc