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Denmark to transfer all its artillery to Ukraine - Prime Minister

Denmark to transfer all its artillery to Ukraine - Prime Minister Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (Photo: Getty Images)

During the 7th Ukrainian Lunch at the Munich Security Conference, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stated that Denmark has decided to transfer all its stock artillery to Ukraine. The country calls on its partners to increase arms supplies to Ukraine.

She noted that European leaders often refer to production problems regarding arms supplies. The Prime Minister emphasized that Europe has weapons, and they need to be transferred to Ukraine.

"But if you ask Ukraine, they are asking us for ammunition now, artillery now. From Denmark's side, we decided to donate our entire artillery to Ukraine. And I am sorry to say, friends, there is still ammunition in stock in Europe. This is not a question about production because we have weapons, we have ammunition, we have air defense, that we don't have to use ourselves at the moment, that we should deliver to Ukraine," she said.

Additionally, Frederiksen added that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe and the United States quickly invented and produced a vaccine in the required volumes. In her opinion, this can be done with weapons as well.

The Danish Prime Minister supported Ukraine's integration into the EU and NATO. Frederiksen believes that the EU should signal Ukraine clearly that it will join the bloc.

Denmark's assistance

Denmark is one of Ukraine's partner countries. It has provided military and humanitarian assistance to our country and supports sanctions against Russia.

Denmark has already provided artillery to Ukraine and has joined the aviation coalition for training and transfer of F-16 fighter jets.

Yesterday, within the framework of the Munich Security Conference, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. They discussed security guarantees and cooperation between the countries.