Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Garstore said Norway will allocate 400 million kroner (about $ 43.5 million at current exchange rates) to a UK-led mechanism for purchasing weapons and military equipment for Ukraine.
“The government also informs Storting today that it proposes to allocate 400 million kroner to British-led mechanisms for the purchase of weapons and military equipment for Ukraine, which the Norwegian army itself has. It gives us the opportunity to provide Ukraine with equipment that is not or is not capable of disposing of it without compromising Norwegian defense capabilities, “Storting said in a statement released on the Norwegian government’s website on Tuesday. rice field.
The Prime Minister said Ukrainian troops would need more weapons in the near future to counter attacks in the east and south.
“They will need a heavier and more sophisticated weapons system. Norway is playing that role. We need to equip all those mobilized to protect Ukraine. We handed over a large amount of plain clothes and equipment. We handed over 4,000 M72 anti-aircraft missiles and about 100 Mistral anti-aircraft missiles, “said Støre.
The Prime Minister pointed out that these weapons had arrived and were transferred to Ukrainian troops.
“We are working closely with Ukraine and its allies to ensure proper coordination of the delivery of weapons. The additional direct transport of heavy weapons from Norway to Ukraine is continuously valued and implemented. For security reasons, we will not discuss such support publicly until delivery is made, “he explained.
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