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Norway to allocate NOK 250 million for nuclear safety in Ukraine

Norway to allocate NOK 250 million for nuclear safety in Ukraine Norway will allocate NOK 250 million to Ukraine (GettyImages)

The Norwegian government will allocate 250 million Norwegian kroner (nearly 17,2 million euros) for nuclear safety and security in Ukraine, as the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs states.

"Russia’s illegal war poses a threat to nuclear safety and security in Ukraine. A nuclear accident in Ukraine would have consequences not only for Ukraine itself but also beyond the country’s borders," the ministry says.

It is also stated that Norway will provide 100 million in support to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Ukraine. Another 150 million kroner will be allocated to reduce the risk of accidents involving the release of radioactive materials.

Norwegian aid to Ukraine

Norway has been actively assisting Ukraine since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion. The country recently provided NOK 1.5 billion (approximately 130 million euros) to support the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, aimed at strengthening energy security in Ukraine.

Apart from humanitarian aid, Norway also provides military support. It was recently announced that Norway is advocating for the training of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets. Norway, along with Denmark, will also provide Ukraine with 9,000 artillery shells.