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Zelensky visits Sweden with first lady

by The Kyiv Independent news desk August 19, 2023 1:39 PM 1 min read
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and first lady Olena Zelenska arrive at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, ahead of a social dinner hosted by on the first day of the 2023 NATO Summit, on July 11, 2023, in Vilnius, Lithuania. (PArtur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Aug. 19 that he and First Lady Olena Zelenska are in Sweden on a working visit to discuss further military aid with the country's leadership.

According to Zelensky, he will meet with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, King Carl XVI, Queen Silvia, Speaker Andreas Norlén, and the heads of parliamentary parties.

In addition to discussing military aid, Zelensky wrote that Ukraine's "European integration and common security in the Euro-Atlantic space" was also on the agenda.

Zelensky also expressed his support for Sweden's NATO candidacy and thanked Sweden for its ongoing support of Ukraine.

The Swedish parliament announced on Aug. 17 that it had approved the transfer of 3.25 billion Swedish kronor (almost $300 million) in military aid to Ukraine, including munitions, spare parts, and vehicles.

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