The Government of Iceland has responded swiftly to Ukraine's request for increased capacity for fuel transportation, by purchasing ten fuel trucks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two of which were delivered in the past week.
Transportation of fuel is critical to the defense capabilities and mobility of the Ukrainian armed forces in the face of Russian aggression. Therefore, Ukraine has requested its friends and allies to assist in providing such vehicles. Iceland has responded to this request by purchasing ten used oil trucks from an European supplier. Two trucks were delivered last week and the rest will be delivered in the coming weeks.
"Since the beginning of the invasion, our emphasis has been on supporting Ukraine according to their wishes and needs and our capabilities. We do not provide the Ukrainian army with weapons or other military equipment. We can, however, contribute by providing fuel trucks, of which there is a noticeable shortage, and we can do this swiftly when such a need arises," says Foreign Minister Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland.
The total cost of the trucks, their procurement and delivery is 400,000 euros.