Norway and Denmark to cooperate on artillery ammunition donation
News story | Date: 03/04/2023 | Ministry of Defence
Norway and Denmark will donate 8,000 artillery rounds to Ukraine. Norway donates the shells, while Denmark donates the associated fuzes, propellant bags and primer cartridges.
- Ukraine has a significant need for artillery ammunition. Norway will contribute where we can. It is important for both Europe's and Norway's security that Ukraine succeeds in standing up to Russia's attack. Norway has contributed heavily to Ukraine through 2022, and will continue its support in the years to come, says Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram.
- The Ukrainians still have a great and urgent need for ammunition for their fight for freedom against Russia. Denmark, together with other EU and NATO countries, is in the process of accommodating with a number of different military contributions. Our cooperation with Norway is an important example of this, says Acting Minister of Defense in Denmark, Troels Lund Poulsen.
The rounds are standard NATO 155 mm artillery ammunition, and will supplement the Danish donation of 19 Caesar self-propelled howitzers.
The artillery shells are delivered from the Norwegian Armed forces’ own stock.
Norway has previously donated a total of 20,000 artillery rounds:
Norway donates additional artillery ammunition to Ukraine - regjeringen.no
Overview of previous donations to Ukraine:
Norwegian support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries - regjeringen.no