Up to 5,000 Ukrainian Troops Secretly Trained in Sweden – Media

Thursday, 18 May 2023

The Ukrainian brigade from three to five thousand servicemen has undergone training in Sweden on modern Western equipment.

According to media reports, the Ukrainian brigade of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers, was trained in Sweden, equipped with modern Western technology, including Leopard 2 tanks, CV-90 combat vehicles, and Archer artillery systems. This training is said to make the brigade one of the most capable units that will participate in future counteroffensives.

According to The Times, after completing their training in Sweden, the Ukrainian brigade returned to Ukraine this month (May) to be combat-ready. The British newspaper described it as one of the most powerful units in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

This is the first media report about Ukrainian units undergoing training in Sweden, as noted by SVT. The Swedish Defence Forces have neither confirmed nor denied the information officially.

However, it is known that Swedish officers assisted in training Ukrainian troops in the United Kingdom (Ukr) as part of Operation Interflex. Among other activities, Swedish instructors provided training (Ukr) to Ukrainian soldiers in the construction, placement, and overcoming of engineering obstacles.

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