Denmark's new USD 500 mln military donation includes tanks, IFVs, ammo and drones
Denmark has allocated another military aid package to Ukraine. The donation includes tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery ammunition, drones, and small arms
This was reported by the press service of the Denmark's Ministry of Defense.
The DKK 3.7 billion (over USD 500 million) donation package contains, among other equipment, artillery, BMP-2 vehicles, T-72EA tanks and armored engineering and recovery vehicles. The latter are financed in cooperation with Germany.
These are equipment and ammunition types that are in demand by Ukraine and are crucial for Ukraine to maintain its military combat capability.
"I met with my Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday in Kyiv and was updated on the situation in Ukraine and Ukraine's needs in the fight against the Russian invasion. It is on the basis of the ongoing talks with the Ukrainians that the thirteenth and comprehensive Danish donation package has been put together," Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said.
Based on Ukraine's demand for additional 155 mm artillery ammunition, the aid package also provides for the donation of a larger amount of propellant charges and incendiary tubes from the Danish Armed Forces' own stocks. The Defense Command has assessed that the donation will not have immediate consequences for the country’s defense.
Earlier, Troels Lund Poulsen said that the country would be able to deliver the first F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine in March-April 2024.