The Swedish government has decided to join the countries that transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said following a meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group.
"Today we heard an update on our progress and some significant new commitments. Sweden has announced that it will provide Ukraine with 10 Leopard 2 tanks and key air defence equipment," Lloyd Austin said.
He did not say what kind of air defence equipment he was talking about.
Earlier it was reported that Germany had asked Sweden to provide Ukraine with IRIS-T-compatible missile defence launchers.
Sweden is also preparing to send Ukraine an advanced Archer artillery system, but there is growing support in the Swedish parliament to allocate some of the approximately 120 Leopard tanks the country has.