​Norway Government Says It Donates 22 M109 Howitzers to Ukraine

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Norway donated M109 SP artillery guns to Ukraine as well as also trained Ukranian soldiers on how to use the system / Photo credit: Frederik Ringnes, Armed Forces of Norway
Norway donated M109 SP artillery guns to Ukraine as well as also trained Ukranian soldiers on how to use the system / Photo credit: Frederik Ringnes, Armed Forces of Norway

The Norwegian government has donated 22 M109 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine to help the country repel Russian attacks

The government of Norway said this in a press release, Ukrinform reports.

The donation also includes gear, spare parts and ammunition. Moreover, Norway has also trained Ukrainian soldiers on how to use the system.

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Norway Government Says It Donates 22 M109 Howitzers to Ukraine, Defense Express
Norway donated M109 SP artillery guns along with gear, spare parts and ammunition to Ukraine / Photo credit: Frederik Ringnes, Armed Forces of Norway

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces depend on Western support and are in need of weapons and equipment to withstand Russian attacks. Ukraine has specifically requested this type of weapon. The development in the war in Ukraine now suggests that it is necessary to also donate heavier artillery and weapons’ systems," said Norwegian Minister of Defence, Bjørn Arild Gram.

According to the statement, the artillery pieces have been shipped from Norway. The Norwegian government has waited to publicly announce the donation for security reasons. Future donations may not be announced or commented upon.

Norway Government Says It Donates 22 M109 Howitzers to Ukraine, Defense Express
Norwegian artillery unit, Battery Nils, M109A3GN self-propelled howitzers

The Norwegian Army has recently replaced their M109 artillery guns with new artillery from South Korea, but still has M109 stored.

As Defense Express reported, citing Ukraine Weapons Tracker, Ukrainian convoy with donated M109A3GN 155mm self-propelled howitzers was filmed passing by somewhere in Kyiv region.

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