Norway will contribute to allies' efforts to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, a Norwegian Defense Ministry spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday.
"We will contribute," the spokesperson said, adding that Norway has not yet released details on how many tanks it will send or the timeline for getting tanks to Ukraine.
Norwegian defense minister Bjørn Arild Gram said in a statement Wednesday they are in "close dialogue" with allies and Ukraine on how they can contribute "in the best possible way."
"We are working as fast as we can to provide Ukraine with the support they need," Gram added. "Norway has contributed significantly throughout 2022 and will continue to support Ukraine in 2023."
More on the tanks: CNN cannot confirm the total number of Leopard 2 tanks to be delivered, but pledges made by multiple countries so far mean the Ukrainian military is in line to receive dozens of the tanks.
Two Oslo-based newspapers reported on Tuesday that the Norwegian government was considering whether to send some of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, according to Reuters. Dagens Naeringsliv reported that Norway might contribute between 4 and 8 of the country’s 36 Leopard 2 tanks. “We do not wish to comment on these deliberations or any ongoing or future contributions," the Norwegian defense minister told CNN.