Timeline of actions taken by the Government in response to the war in Ukraine

Overview of measures implemented by the Government to address the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

  • 2022

    • Norway strongly condemns Russian attacks (24 February 2022)

      ‘Norway condemns Russia’s military attack on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. This attack is a serious violation of international law and will have dramatic consequences for the people of Ukraine,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

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    • Norway to increase support to Ukraine and provide military equipment (27 February 2022)

      The Norwegian Government has allocated up to NOK 2 billion for humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, and will provide military equipment such as helmets and bulletproof vests to the war-torn country. The Government will also align itself with the sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia and will ensure that its sovereign wealth fund divests its Russian assets.

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    • Norway to provide weapons to Ukraine (28 February 2022)

      The Norwegian Government has decided that Norway will give M72 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.

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    • Temporary collective protection for Ukrainian refugees (11 March 2022)

      Today the Norwegian Government has enacted a scheme to offer temporary collective protection for one year to people displaced from Ukraine. This scheme primarily covers Ukrainian citizens who were resident in Ukraine until the war broke out. Applicants must provide proof of their identity and nationality, primarily by presenting a Ukrainian passport or ID card.

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    • Sanctions against Russia incorporated into Norwegian law (18 March 2022)

      ‘Today, the most wide-ranging package of sanctions ever imposed by Norway has been incorporated by the Government into Norwegian law. The sanctions are a response to Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine and also an expression of Norway’s solidarity with the Ukrainian people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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    • Norway to take in Ukrainian refugees from Moldova and assist in medical evacuation (22 March 2022)

      In response to a request from Moldova, the Norwegian Government has agreed to help the country by bringing Ukrainian refugees from Moldova to Norway. In addition, Norway will transport Ukrainian refugees needing medical care to Norwegian hospitals for treatment. At this stage, the Government is planning to bring 5 250 Ukrainian refugees to Norway under various European schemes.

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    • New sanctions against Russia incorporated into Norwegian law (24 March 2022)

      ‘It is important to continue exerting pressure on President Putin and the individuals and entities who gain the most from and support his regime. We have now also incorporated the latest package of sanctions imposed by the EU into Norwegian law. We are introducing sanctions together with the EU and other countries to ensure that they have maximum effect,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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    • Mehl: ‘Norway wants refugees to be transferred from Moldova quickly’ (28 March 2022)

      ‘It is important to Norway that we can begin transferring refugees from Moldova quickly,’ says Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl.

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    • Norway to provide NOK 200 million to support Ukrainian government administration (30 March 2022)

      Norway has decided to allocate NOK 200 million (20 million euros) in funding to help the Ukrainian government to continue to provide critical services. The funding will be used to pay salaries for health care personnel, teachers and public sector employees, as well as pensions and social benefits.

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    • Mehl: ‘The first refugees from Moldova may arrive next week’ (31 March 2022)

      Moldova has asked Norway and a number of European countries for help to receive displaced Ukrainians, and the Norwegian Government will be transferring 2 500 Ukrainian refugees from Moldova.

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    • Norway to provide NOK 100 million to Moldova (05 April 2022)

      ‘Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe, has seen an influx of over 400.000 refugees and needs our support. We are allocating funding both for assistance to vulnerable refugees and to facilitate the efforts of the Moldovan authorities,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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    • Increased humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and neighbouring countries (19 April 2022)

      ‘Russia is waging a brutal war that is having a severe impact on the Ukrainian people. Norway is increasing its support for the people in Ukraine and displaced Ukrainians with a view to enhancing food security, combating human trafficking, and providing transport and medical evacuation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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    • The Norwegian Government is expanding the temporary collective protection scheme for Ukrainians (29 April 2022)

      The Norwegian Government is expanding the temporary collective protection scheme for displaced people from Ukraine. Ukrainian citizens who were in Norway on 24 February 2022 can also receive collective protection now.

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    • New sanctions against Russia incorporated into Norwegian law (29 April 2022)

      Norway has introduced additional sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine. The new sanctions encompass restrictive measures prohibiting the transport of goods by road by Russian transport operators and access to ports of vessels registered under the flag of Russia.

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    • Additional NOK 100 million to help the Ukrainian government administration (09 May 2022)

      Norway has decided to increase its budget support to Ukraine to NOK 300 million. Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt announced the additional support during her visit to Ukraine on 8 May.

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    • Wounded soldiers from Ukraine to Norway (01 June 2022)

      The Norwegian Government has decided to bring wounded soldiers from Ukraine to Norway for medical evacuation and treatment at Norwegian hospitals.

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    • Norway to increase support to Ukraine by NOK 10 billion (01 July 2022)

      Norway will increase its support to Ukraine by NOK 10 billion over the next two years. The funding will be used for humanitarian assistance and reconstruction efforts in the country, and to provide weapons and budget support to the Ukrainian government administration. ‘We stand together with the Ukrainian people,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

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    • Norway introduces additional sanctions against Russia (26 August 2022)

      Norway has introduced a new set of sanctions against President Putin and the Russian regime.

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    • Norway to use NOK 2 billion to help procure natural gas for Ukraine (29 August 2022)

      Russia’s war on Ukraine is having a dramatic impact on energy security and the economic situation in Ukraine. The Norwegian Government is proposing to provide NOK 2 billion to help ensure that Ukrainians have access to natural gas in the coming winter.

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    • Norway to increase support for humanitarian efforts and government administration in Ukraine (30 September 2022)

      ‘The brutal war continues and Ukrainians are facing a cold winter. The scale of humanitarian need is enormous. We have proposed that NOK 2 billion of Norway’s support for Ukraine in 2022 should be used for humanitarian efforts and to help the Ukrainian government administration to maintain critical services,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

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    • The Norwegian Government is increasing preparedness and controls along the Norwegian-Russian border (30 September 2022)

      The mobilisation in Russia and the possibility that Russian citizens may not be allowed to leave the country increases the risk of illegal border crossing along the Norwegian-Russian border outside the border crossing-point in Storskog. A police helicopter with sensors will be stationed at Finnmark police district on Friday to increase preparedness.

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    • Norway condemns Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory (30 September 2022)

      ‘Norway condemns in the strongest possible terms the decision by Russia to annex four regions of Ukraine. This is a serious violation of international law and is totally unacceptable. It may lead to a further escalation of an already volatile situation,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

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    • Tighter restrictions on Russian fishing vessels enter into force (13 October 2022)

      The tighter restrictions on Russian fishing vessels over 500 gross tonnage announced on 6 October will enter into force on Friday 14 October. From that date these vessels will only be permitted access to the ports of Tromsø, Kirkenes and Båtsfjord.

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    • New package of sanctions against Russia incorporated into Norwegian law (28 October 2022)

      Norway has introduced a new set of sanctions against President Putin and the Russian regime. The sanctions enter into force today.

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