TSAMTO, October 14. Norway intends to allocate up to 210 million norv. kronor ($20.16 million) from the funds that were donated to the UK-led International Fund for the Purchase and Transportation of Weapons to Ukraine.
The allocated amount will allow to purchase ammunition for artillery systems that were previously supplied to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. So, it will cover the supply of 17 thousand ammunition of 122 mm and 152 mm caliber.
On October 12, Norwegian Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gram took part in a meeting with Western allies within the framework of the contact group on the defense of Ukraine. Further support for Ukraine was discussed at the meeting.
The Contact Group on the Defense of Ukraine is a US–led initiative that unites about 40 countries.
The Norwegian government also offered to provide Ukraine with an additional $3 billion in military aid. Norwegian kroner in 2022. This amount, in particular, will allow to purchase winter uniforms and winter equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the amount of 250 million Norwegian kroner.
Norway has already invested 400 million Norwegian kroner ($38.4 million) in a UK-led fund for the purchase and transportation of weapons to Ukraine. In addition, earlier the Norwegian Armed Forces handed over to the Ukrainian Armed Forces:
- 4000 M72 hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers;
- 1,500 bulletproof vests, 5,000 helmets, 15,000 field rations, 1,000 gas masks, 2,000 sleeping bags, 10,000 sleeping mats, a small number of night vision devices and uniforms;
- several Mistral MANPADS launchers and about 100 missiles for them;
- 22 M-109 howitzers with spare parts and ammunition;
- Three MLRS MLRS (jointly with the UK);
- 14 Iveco LAV-3 armored vehicles;
- nano-UAV "Black Hornet" in the amount of 90 million kronor (jointly with the UK);
- about 160 AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles.
Together with the Ministries of Defense of Germany and Denmark, the Norwegian Military Department will also finance the gratuitous transfer to Ukraine of 16 units of 155-mm artillery systems "Zuzana-2" for a total of 92 million euros.