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Denmark joins international drone coalition for Ukraine

Denmark joins international drone coalition for Ukraine Photo: Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen (Getty Images)

Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen signed an international cooperation agreement in the field of drones, under which Ukraine will receive 1 million small strike drones over the next year, according to the Danish Ministry of Defense.

Additionally, the agreement stipulates that participating countries can jointly finance a common pool for the procurement of small strike drones for Ukraine.

"The situation in Ukraine remains very serious. There is no doubt that Ukrainians need continuous and extensive support from allies. Denmark is committed to supporting Ukraine's defense over the next ten years. With this agreement, we make it clear that we stand by our word," said Poulsen.

He noted that drones are crucial for Ukraine's defense, making international cooperation within the drone coalition so important.

The drone coalition is led by Latvia, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine.

Drone coalition

In response to Russia's unprovoked aggression, allies are joining forces to help Ukraine. One of the key steps in this direction has been the creation of the drone coalition. This initiative aims to procure and deliver unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Ukraine to strengthen its defense capabilities.

Currently, the International Drone coalition includes 15 countries: Latvia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, France, Sweden, and Estonia.

As Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Kateryna Chornogorenko noted, the Ukrainian side is establishing close cooperation with partners, providing them with valuable data obtained during the combat use of UAVs in real conditions. This allows the drone coalition to select the most effective and suitable UAV models for Ukraine's needs.