17.9 C
London
Saturday, April 13, 2024
HomeGlobal NewsSweden Should Send Gripen Fighter Jets to Ukraine, Opposition Leader Says

Sweden Should Send Gripen Fighter Jets to Ukraine, Opposition Leader Says

Date:

Related stories

Sri Lanka ends visas for hundreds of thousands of Russians staying there to avoid war

Sri Lanka has told hundreds of thousands of Russians and...

Social media posts by Tajik president’s grandson unsettle ruling circles as leadership succession looms

Dushanbe 25/2 (35.71) The social networking activity of "influencer" Ismoil...

Opinion: Hitler’s Avatar

The Czechs have never forgotten that allies handed over...
spot_imgspot_img

Sweden should prepare to send Jas Gripen fighter jets to Ukraine to help the country defend against the Russian invasion, although the Nordic nation must first complete its own NATO accession process, Sweden’s opposition leader said on Thursday.

Sweden earlier this year said it would give Ukrainian pilots the opportunity to test its Saab-made Gripen fighter, but the Swedish government has also said it needs all its planes to defend Swedish territory.

“We can’t let Russia win. Jas Gripen would make a big difference to Ukraine,” Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson told a news conference.

“For Ukraine’s offensive to succeed, its air force must be strengthened,” she said.

Sweden hopes to join the NATO military alliance, but is awaiting ratification by Turkey and Hungary.

Source : Alarabiya

Latest stories

spot_img