Denmark today, September 12, announced the delivery of a new package of military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $833 million.
It is noted that this is the 12th aid package and it is the largest since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.
“The donation package is financed by the Ukraine Foundation and, in cooperation with international partners, provides a number of necessary items that can support Ukraine’s military defense,” the statement said.
We are talking about tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, tank ammunition and anti-aircraft guns.
The aid package still needs to be approved.
“In order for Ukraine to continue to defend itself against Russia’s illegal invasion, it is absolutely essential that countries like Denmark continue to provide military and financial support to Ukraine,” said Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen.
Ahead of the upcoming Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting in Ramstein, the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Foreign Affairs briefed the Foreign Policy Council today on this assistance.
The aid package for Ukraine must still be approved by the Finance Committee.
A new stage of assistance to Ukraine
“With today’s donation package, we are moving into a new phase. After more than a year and a half of war, we will soon deplete the Ministry of Defense’s reserves,” said Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
According to him, this is why Denmark is considering more targeted joint procurement and international cooperation, which will be adapted to the needs of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky thanked Denmark for the 12th, largest military aid package.
“This is exactly what we agreed on last week during Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s visit to Kyiv,” the president wrote.
He also specifically thanked the Prime Minister of Denmark for his timely and powerful support.
How else does Denmark help Ukraine?
It was recently reported that Denmark promised to transfer 19 fighter jets to Ukraine.
The Danish government also agreed to increase military support to Ukraine under the Ukraine Fund for a total of DKK 21.9 billion ($3.2 billion) in 2023-2028.
Source : rbc.ua