Ukraine will receive NOK 200 million from Norway for salaries for health personnel, teachers, and government employees, as well as payments of pensions and social assistance.
The money is channeled through the World Bank’s crisis package for Ukraine.
“Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has dramatic consequences for Ukraine’s economy. We are now using NOK 200 million of the support we have set aside for this conflict to help the Ukrainian authorities directly,” Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) stated.
Ukraine needs both weapons and humanitarian aid, but there is also an urgent need for support to keep the state apparatus and critical infrastructure functional.
Norway has set aside NOK 2 billion for humanitarian efforts and assistance to refugees in connection with the war in Ukraine. About NOK 1 billion has been paid out so far, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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