Denmark Prepares Another Aid Package for Ukraine, Including Tanks, Drones, and APCs
Denmark has decided to provide Ukraine with its thirteenth military aid package, which includes artillery, drones, small arms, BMP-2 armored vehicles, T-72EA tanks, and armored engineering-evacuation vehicles (in cooperation with Germany).
This information comes from an official government announcement.
The total value of the package is over $500 million. Denmark emphasizes that this equipment and types of ammunition are "crucial for Ukraine to support its ground offensive."
Additionally, Denmark will support the European Union project for joint procurement of artillery ammunition. Furthermore, the country offers to provide Ukraine with additional components for artillery.
"I met with my Ukrainian colleague in Kyiv and received updated information partly about the situation in Ukraine and partly about Ukraine's needs in countering Russian aggression. Based on the negotiations with the Ukrainians, we have put together Denmark's thirteenth comprehensive aid package," said Danish Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen.
"Today's donation reaffirms that Ukraine can count on Denmark's unwavering support in the fight for freedom. This support is of utmost importance to ensure that Ukraine continues its struggle. The donation also sends a significant signal to both Ukraine and Russia that we remain focused, even though the world's attention is currently on Israel and Palestine," added Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
It's worth noting that on October 11, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark jointly announced that they would purchase artillery ammunition for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The three countries are contributing approximately $43 million, and Kyiv is set to receive the ammunition in 2024.
As previously reported by The Gaze, the Danish Ministry of Defence announced an agreement to acquire a decommissioned ammunition plant in Elling, which was formerly the sole supplier of artillery shells for the Danish military. This decision was made in response to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which revealed a shortage of artillery ammunition in European Union and NATO countries.