President of Ukraine

Ukraine Signed a Security Agreement with Norway

31 May 2024 - 13:59

Ukraine Signed a Security Agreement with Norway

In Stockholm, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre signed an Agreement on Security Cooperation and Long-Term Support.

This year, Norway will provide Ukraine with at least NOK 13.5 billion (about EUR 1.2 billion) in military assistance. In total, Norway has allocated almost EUR 6.4 billion for the long-term Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine for 2023-2027. Norway's support for Ukraine will continue for the duration of the agreement.

Together with its allies, Norway will help Ukraine develop its capabilities in the field of modern combat aircraft and has already indicated a clear willingness to provide F-16 fighter jets.

In addition, it will make a significant contribution to the development of maritime capabilities in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, continue to provide NASAMS systems and related equipment, and train specialists.

Ukraine and Norway will work to deepen defense-industrial cooperation.

The non-military blocks of the agreement relate to support for the Ukrainian Peace Formula, sanctions, reparations, bringing the aggressor to justice, as well as assistance in economic recovery, humanitarian demining, protection of critical infrastructure, and countering Russian propaganda. Norwegian hospitals will continue to provide assistance to Ukrainians.

Norway firmly believes that the future of Ukraine and its people lies in the Euro-Atlantic community. Therefore, it will work for the country's future membership in NATO.

Norway is the 15th country with which Ukraine has signed a bilateral security agreement in furtherance of the G7 Vilnius Declaration. Earlier, Ukraine signed documents with the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, and Iceland.