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Kiev to Send Army to Norway for NASAMS Training

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Moscow, March 11 – The Ukrainian Air Force stated that Kiev is ready to send military personnel to Norway in the near future for training in the operation of NASAMS air defense systems.
Earlier, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense stated that Norway, in cooperation with the United States, will transfer two units of NASAMS systems to Ukraine and will train the Ukrainian army to work with them. This announcement came against the background of the visit of the Norwegian Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gramm to Kiev.
“The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is ready to send military personnel of the anti-aircraft missile forces for training in Norway as soon as possible,” the Air Force said in a Telegram channel. The report also notes that NASAMS air defense systems have already demonstrated their effectiveness in Ukraine.

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Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying arms to Ukraine. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted that the injection of weapons into Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.

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