This announcement was made in light of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the need for both immediate and long-term support.
As reported by Suspilne, the decision is scheduled for Thursday, December 14. Prime Minister Kristersson emphasized the critical nature of the situation, highlighting the urgency of support required for the upcoming winter. "We are facing a very serious situation. This moment is pivotal for both short-term and long-term assistance to Ukraine. The immediate need for support this winter is particularly pressing. Consequently, the Swedish government will ratify a winter package tomorrow to aid Ukraine's civil infrastructure. Moreover, we are committed to ensuring that this sustained support from Northern European countries continues in the long term," stated Kristersson.
He also pointed out that the continuation of financial aid to Ukraine is a primary topic for the upcoming meeting of the European Council.
Previously, it was reported that Sweden is set to provide financial assistance of 1.4 billion crowns (approximately over 124 million euros) to Ukraine. This funding is also intended to support the Ukrainian population during the winter months.