STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s Defence Minister will look at ways to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to resist Russia’s invasion, the government said on Thursday, without giving details.
“I have … today given the Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist the task of immediately preparing a decision so that we, from the Swedish side, can support Ukraine with further ways to… to strengthen their resilience,” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told reporters during a news conference.
Neither she nor Hultqvist would say what support the military would be able to give, though Andersson said Sweden’s competence was in areas such as mine-removal and healthcare materiel.
Swedish regulations prevent the export of weapons to countries that are at war except in exceptional circumstances.
(Reporting by Simon Johnson, editing by Helena Soderpalm)