Sweden Donates 51 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles To Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson in Kyiv to discuss future military aid.

Kristersson pledged to rush the Archer artillery cannons, 51 infantry fighting vehicles and anti-tank weapons to Ukraine “as soon as possible.”

The latest promised package of Swedish military aid comes as Ukraine is fiercely clinging to territory in the east of the country against renewed Russian action.

The tracked, three-crew CV90, built by Swedish firms Hägglunds and Bofors, weighs up to 37 tons. In its standard version it carries up to eight infantry and packs a 40-millimeter autocannon in an armored turret. “It is one of Sweden’s best combat vehicles,” Swedish energy and industry minister Ebba Busch stated.

The CV90 is popular in northern Europe. The Swedish army has 500 CV90s in several variants. The armies of Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, Finland, Estonia and Denmark also operate CV90s.

It’s not hard to see why. The CV90’s designers optimized the vehicle for operations in Scandinavia’s forests. It just so happens that eastern Ukraine, where much of the fighting is, also has lots of trees.

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