Norway contributes to a weapons fund for Ukraine

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Norway will contribute to a fund to coordinate acquisition of military equipment for Ukraine. The fund is led by the United Kingdom, which will coordinate the purchase and transport of defence equipment for Ukraine.

- Under British coordination and in close contact with Ukraine, we will identify and prioritize Ukraine’s need for defense equipment and then place orders with third countries or with industry. This will give Ukraine predictability and help its operational planning, says Norwegian Minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram.

Norway will control what kind of equipment that is being purchased for Norwegian funds. The government proposes to give NOK 400 million to the fund.

The fund will be subject to regulations and standards that apply to this type of international financing mechanism.