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Sweden's support to Ukraine

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Sweden has provided military, humanitarian and civil support to support Ukraine. Since February 2022, Sweden contributed approximately SEK 37 billion (approx. EUR 3.2 billion*) to various initiatives that support Ukraine (20 February 2024). Together with the EU, Sweden has also adopted macroeconomic support and several sanctions packages against Russia.

News about Sweden’s support to Ukraine

  • EU reaches historic decision to use revenues generated by Russian assets to support Ukraine

    In response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the EU decided to immobilise the Central Bank of the Russian Federation’s assets in the EU. During the Swedish Presidency of the Council, an EU Working Group was established to investigate the possibility of using frozen Russian assets to support Ukraine. This work as resulted in the EU’s decision on 21 May to use the net extraordinary revenues generated by the immobilised assets to provide military and macroeconomic support to Ukraine.

Support to Ukraine and sanctions against Russia

Photo: Lev Radin SipaUSA/TT

Humanitarian and civilian support to Ukraine

Sweden has long provided development assistance to Ukraine comprising both reform-oriented development cooperation and humanitarian support. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Sweden has provided Ukraine with approximately SEK 7.1 billion in humanitarian support, support for reforms and rebuilding, civil protection initiatives, etc.

Photo: Antonia Sehlstedt/Försvarsmakten

Military support to Ukraine

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Sweden has provided military support to Ukraine. This includes bilateral military support, contributions to training initiatives and payments to funds for Ukraine. The total value of Sweden’s military support to Ukraine amounts to approximately SEK 30 billion.

Photo: European Union

Sanctions against Russia

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the EU has imposed a series of sanctions packages against Russia. The sanctions target the financial, energy and transport sectors, dual-use exports and visas. Sanctions have also been imposed on individuals and entities.

Sweden’s support to Ukraine since February 2022

  • Sweden’s support since February 2022

    Since February 2022, Sweden contributed approximately SEK 37 billion (approx. EUR 3,2 billion*) to various initiatives that support Ukraine (20 February 2024). This also includes some support to Moldova due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    • Military material - SEK 30 billion
    • Humanitarian support - SEK 2.1 billion (approx. EUR 190 million*)
    • Financial support - SEK 1.1 billion (approx. EUR 97 million*)
    • Civilian crisis management - SEK 800 million (approx. EUR 70 million*)
    • Reconstruction - SEK 1.69 billion (approx. EUR 150 million*)
    • Reform support - SEK 1.19 billion (approx. EUR 105 million*)
    • Support to free media, cyber security, accountability, gender equality etc. - SEK 266 million (approx. EUR 23.6 million*)

More information about Sweden’s support to Ukraine

  • Sweden also supports Ukraine through the EU and the UN.
  • Sweden has received some 50 000 Ukrainian refugees.
  • Sweden has supported Ukraine since the 1990s. Until the end of 2021, Sweden’s support to Ukraine amounted to just over SEK 4 billion.

* Figures in EUR are approximate and subject to currency fluctuations.

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