Why does Sweden still send financial support to Russia?
25 March, 2022
Against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Swedish financial support to Russia has become questioned. Anders Olofsgård, Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and Deputy Director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), explains why we need to understand what that support is actually financing and what its purpose is.
Why should Sweden provide financial support to a country that is invading a democratic neighbour and killing people in the thousands and creating the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the second world war? Anders Olofsgård discusses the reasons why Sweden has been providing financial support to Russia and why we need to understand what that support is actually financing and what its purpose is.