Denmark donates $310 million to boost Ukraine’s defence capabilities and ammunition production

Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen and Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen and Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Copenhagen has announced a new military aid package for Kyiv worth DKK 2.2 billion (about $310 million) to develop Ukraine's maritime capabilities, invest in drones, and produce missile components, the Danish Defense Ministry reported on April 16.

About DKK 200 million (nearly $30 million) of this will be used to purchase weapons and ammunition, and to cooperate with the Netherlands and the Czech Republic in producing missile parts for the Ukrainian defense industry.

"The aid package is aimed at expanding defense industrial cooperation with Ukraine, which comes against the backdrop of a growing need to strengthen and increase Ukrainian production of artillery shells, missiles and drones," said Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen.

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He hopes that investing in Ukraine's defense industry will encourage other countries to do the same, allowing Kyiv to produce more military equipment independently. The military aid includes a number of different agreements with allies for arms purchases and joint financing.

On Feb. 17, Denmark announced that it had decided to transfer all of its artillery units to Ukraine.

On February 23, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced that her country had become the first in Northern Europe to sign a 10-year security guarantee agreement with Kyiv.

On March 20, Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said that Ukraine would receive first batch of F-16 fighter jets from Denmark this summer.

On April 8, the Danish government announced it would donate $5.8 million to help fund repairs to Ukraine’s energy infrastructure after several waves of Russian air strikes.

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