Denmark and Czech Republic will provide military help to Ukraine in coming months
Denmark and the Czech Republic announce that they will provide Ukraine with 50 combat vehicles and tanks, 7,000 rifles, 2,500 pistols, and other weapons and equipment
This announcement comes from the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.
The weapons will be provided by the Danish government but come from private companies in the Czech Republic.
In the first part of this project, the following items will be sent to Ukraine:
- 50 combat vehicles and tanks
- 2,500 pistols
- 7,000 rifles
- 500 hand machine guns
- 500 sniper rifles, electronic warfare, and ISR equipment
These deliveries will include new Czech weapons and also refurbished equipment.
Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said, "This is a substantial gift of much-needed equipment for Ukraine. We can do this thanks to excellent cooperation between Denmark and the Czech Republic."
Czech Deputy Defense Minister Daniel Blažkovec added, "The Ministry of Defense acts as an intermediary in this project. We have strong relationships with defense industry enterprises in our country and can connect them with those, like the Danish government, who want to help Ukraine. This type of cooperation will allow us to provide military aid not only in the coming months but also in 2024 and beyond if necessary."
Additionally, both countries plan to send Ukraine 500 large-caliber machine guns, 280 recoilless guns, 7,000 anti-tank weapons, 10,000 hand grenades, and 60 mortar systems. The delivery will also include a significant number of anti-drone systems.
On September 19, the Czech Republic signed an agreement with Denmark and the Netherlands to supply weapons to Ukraine with their financial support. These weapons include tanks, howitzers, and small arms.