Sweden deepens its defense cooperation with Ukraine. The Government has granted the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) the right to negotiate and conclude agreements with Ukraine.

Göran Mårtensson is Director General of the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) Archive image.
Göran Mårtensson is Director General of the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) Archive image.

The aim is to give FMV the opportunity to support Ukraine within the framework of the agency's activities, which are essentially to procure, develop and deliver materials and services to the Swedish defense.

"We will help Ukraine defend its country and they have asked for support with the purchase of equipment. The government's authorisation to FMV enables Ukraine to accelerate procurements by using FMV's expertise and established procedures to conduct its own procurements. We begin this work immediately," says FMV's Director General Göran Mårtensson in a press release.

FMV is authorized to negotiate and enter into international agreements with the competent authority of Ukraine on, inter alia, procurement of defense equipment. The decision also provides for cooperation on support for the construction and development of the procurement organization and activities, as well as exchange of information and experience.

Ukraine may use Swedish contract structures and procedures as well as connect to ongoing Swedish procurements and Swedish orders.