The European Council noted on December 6, 2022, that the European Union and Norway had signed an agreement under which Norway would transfer 14.5 million euros to the European Union Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM Ukraine). This is an unprecedented step for a country that is not a member of the European Union.
“On 31 October the Norwegian government announced its decision to support EUMAM Ukraine with a voluntary financial contribution of NOK 150 million (approximately €14.5 million) to the European Peace Facility. Today’s signature formalizes this resolution and ensures that the agreement can enter into force and Norway can effectively contribute to train and equip the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the framework of the EU Military Assistance Mission,” noted the European Council.
Norway’s decision became the first case in the history of the EU when a third country makes a financial contribution to the European Peace Facility, which is used to implement projects and financial operations within the framework of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy.
“Norway’s financial support to the EU Military Assistance Mission for Ukraine will give an additional boost to train and equip the Ukrainian Armed Forces as they continue their courageous fight against the Russian aggression. With our partners, we will continue to assist Ukraine in every way we can, for as long as it takes,” said Josep Borrell.