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Norwegian Prime Minister announces additional aid for Ukraine

Norwegian Prime Minister announces additional aid for Ukraine Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Norway will provide Ukraine with additional financial and humanitarian assistance worth $800 million, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Today Norway announces clear additional support for Ukraine. I want to share this information with you. The Ukrainian government has to pay nurses, doctors, teachers, and other workers," says Støre.

He notes that in this way, Norway will help with the $1 billion of support from the United States for 2023, which is ending.

"We are also increasing our financial and humanitarian support by about $800 million for this year. We would also like to announce that we will support the Ukrainian people in 2024 from the very first months," the Norwegian prime minister emphasizes.

Zelenskyy arrives in Norway

On December 13, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Oslo, the capital of Norway, for an unannounced visit to participate in the second Ukraine-Northern Europe Summit. In particular, bilateral talks with its participants are planned.

Zelenskyy and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre also held meetings to discuss various topics, including further support for Ukraine.

Assistance from Norway

In October, Norway announced financial assistance for demining in Ukraine. The amount is $18.5 million.

Later, Norway provided one billion kroner (84 million euros) to Norwegian organizations helping Ukrainians.

Recently, Ukrainian border guards received a mobile radiation monitoring complex from Norway. It will be used in high-threat areas to check the radiation situation.

Norway also announced the allocation of 200 million Norwegian kroner (17 million euros) to the World Food Program, including the humanitarian food program Grain from Ukraine.

In addition, the UK and Norway have led a new maritime coalition to help Ukraine. The new alliance will supply ships and other vehicles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces to strengthen its maritime warfare capabilities.