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Denmark, Norway to deliver 9,000 artillery shells to Ukraine

15 June, 2023 Thursday
16:40

Norway and Denmark will provide Ukraine with 9,000 artillery shells. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked the countries for their assistance

The Danish Defense Ministry reported this. 

Norway will provide the shells, and Denmark will provide the charges, fuses, arresters, and flame tubes. In addition, Norway has already sent 7,000 shells from its own stockpile to Ukraine.

“Ukrainians continue to have a great and urgent need for ammunition to fight Russia. Together with other EU and NATO countries, Denmark is in the process of responding with a number of different initiatives. Together with Norway, we can now send more than 10,000 complete artillery shells within a short time,” said Acting Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen. 

The President of Ukraine's reaction 

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the two countries for their decision and military assistance to Ukraine.

“I am grateful to the governments of Norway and Denmark for the new joint defense assistance package. The additional batch of artillery shells is much needed by Ukraine on the battlefield. Together we are bringing our common victory closer,” Zelenskyy tweeted. 

  • On June 12, the Danish government supported the allocation of additional 2,000 artillery shells to Ukraine, worth about 250 million Danish kroner.

  • At a meeting between Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Oslo on May 31, it was announced that Ukraine would receive 75 billion Norwegian kroner.

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