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Norway will give Ukraine 12 diesel trains

Mar 30, 2023

Norway intends to donate 12 diesel trains to Ukraine, as requested by Kyiv.

This information was confirmed to Nettavisen by Norwegian Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nigord.

In a commentary on the publication, the minister clarified the timing of the transfer of trains.

"We can probably send four of them by summer, and possibly eight more within a year," he said.

According to him, Ukraine absolutely needs this transportation. "They are in a state of war and need to transport a lot of materials, food, and civilian aid," the minister explained.

The trains that will go from Norway to Ukraine are not new: they are 40 years old. However, Ukraine itself asked for such support, the newspaper writes.

According to Nygård, the costs associated with their transportation and preparation will amount to 10-12 million Norwegian kroner (approximately 1 million euros).

The Norwegian government has been providing Ukraine with various support since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

Author - Olena Madiak, 30/03/2023

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