Norway to contribute about NOK 1.5B to British-led fund for Ukraine

Norway to contribute about NOK 1.5B to British-led fund for Ukraine

The Norwegian Government is preparing to contribute approximately NOK 1.5 billion (about $144 million) to the British-led International Fund for Ukraine.

This was reported by the press service of the Norwegian Government, according to Ukrinform.

It is noted that this sum comes in addition to NOK 400 million that Norway previously has donated to the fund.

According to Norwegian Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram, funding was used to acquire drones, drone jamming equipment and artillery shells.

“This fund provides equipment acquired directly from the defence industry. Norway has a world leading defence industry within certain areas, and produce systems that can supply Ukraine’s requirements. I am pleased that Norwegian industry will be able to compete for contracts through this fund,” said Gram.

In turn, British Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace said: “Norway has been unwavering in its support for Ukraine and this significant new contribution to the International Fund for Ukraine will make a material difference to providing further military aid.”

As Ukrinform reported, Norwegian instructors are training 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in Britain.

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