Ukraine wants to purchase CV90 infantry fighting vehicles after its successes on the battlefield

Representatives from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, and the Swedish Agency for Defense Materiel recently convened to discuss the timelines and conditions for the procurement of a batch of CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) manufactured in Sweden.

The negotiations, chaired by Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense Dmytro Klimenkov, took place within the framework of the Memorandum of Intent between the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Sweden aimed at enhancing cooperation in utilizing the CV90 platform.

Dmytro Klimenkov expressed gratitude to the Swedish side “for the robust support to Ukraine during the war and the fruitful cooperation between the two countries.”

The CV90 Coalition was initiated by Sweden and includes Denmark, Estonia, Norway, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Finland, and the Czech Republic. Ukraine joined the coalition in September 2023.

According to the Ministry of Defense’s latest press release, during the meeting, representatives from Ukraine and Sweden discussed the financial terms and Ukraine’s commitments regarding participation in the project, as well as the timelines, conditions, and procurement mechanisms for the CV90 IFVs.

In January 2024, the Swedish Agency for Defense Materiel received approval from its government to conduct negotiations for the conclusion of an intergovernmental agreement on supplying CV90 IFVs to Ukraine.

“This agreement will not only enable a one-time delivery of armaments but also facilitate extensive cooperation in the defense industry, including the potential localization of production in Ukraine,” summarized Dmytro Klimenkov.

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