Norway has delivered 10,000 artillery rounds to Ukraine, the country announced Thursday.
Oslo stated that the shells are compatible with a range of artillery, including the M109 155 mm howitzers it delivered to Kyiv in June.
The shells have been drawn from the Norwegian Armed forces’ own stock, Norwegian Minister of Defense Bjorn Arild Gram explained.
He added that the country will “look even deeper at what we can donate directly from the Armed Forces or through acquisitions from the defense industry, as well as through combinations of the two sources.”
On behalf of the government, the Norwegian Armed Forces have sent 10,000 artillery shells to #Ukraine. The materiel is now in Ukraine. The artillery shells can be used in several types of artillery fire, including in the M109, which #Norway has donated in the past. #globemaster pic.twitter.com/wde3slPjn7
— Forsvaret – Norwegian Armed Forces (@Forsvaret_no) January 4, 2023
Norwegian Military Aid
Norway’s military aid to Ukraine has reached around 5.4 billion kroner ($526 million) since February, including 22 M109s, 2,000 M72 light anti-armor weapons, Mistral air defense systems, and Hellfire missiles.
“It is critical for Europe’s and Norway’s security that Ukraine succeeds in repelling Russia’s unfounded attack,” Gram added.
“To do this, Ukraine needs international support for military equipment and training. Norway has made substantial contributions throughout 2022, and will continue to support Ukraine in 2023 and as long as it takes.”