Norway donates NOK 1.8 million to a program to help Ukrainian soldiers who have participated in the fighting in the eastern part of the country.
The money is channeled through NATO’s support fund for the follow-up of veteran Ukrainian soldiers.
– This poses a major societal challenge and affects many individuals and families.
Therefore, we have decided to grant NOK 1.8 million to a program that facilitates the psychological support and rehabilitation involved, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende (Conservatives), said.
He announced the support under a meeting with Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympusj-Tsyntsadze in Oslo on Friday.
Norway is leading NATO’s support fund for re-education of military personnel in the Ukraine, where there has been hard fighting between Russian-friendly and Ukrainian forces for control over the counties of Luhansk and Donetsk for three years.
There was also a dialogue between Norway and Ukraine on European integration on Friday.
– We want to assist Ukraine at a more general level in terms of European integration as well. The establishment of this dialogue is an expression thereof, Minister for Matters EU, said.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today