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Tanks, anti-aircraft guns and more: Denmark announces over $800M aid package for Ukraine

Tanks, anti-aircraft guns and more: Denmark announces over $800M aid package for Ukraine Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Denmark today, on September 12, announced the provision of a new package of military aid to Ukraine in the amount of $831 million, according to the Danish Ministry of Defense.

It is noted that this is the 12th aid package and it is the largest since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion.

"The aid package is funded by the Ukraine Fund and, in cooperation with international partners, provides a range of necessary items that can support Ukraine's military defense," the statement says.

This includes tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, tank ammunition, and anti-aircraft guns.

The aid package still needs to be approved

"In order for Ukraine to continue defending itself against Russia's illegal invasion, it is absolutely necessary for countries like Denmark to continue providing military and financial support to Ukraine," said Danish Minister of Defense Troels Lund Poulsen.

Ahead of the upcoming meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine's Defense in Ramstein, the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Foreign Affairs informed the Foreign Policy Council today about this assistance.

The aid package for Ukraine still needs to be approved by the Finance Committee.

A new stage of assistance to Ukraine

"With today's donation package, we are entering a new stage. After more than a year and a half of war, we will soon deplete the reserves of the Ministry of Defense," said Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

According to him, this is why Denmark is considering more targeted joint procurement and international cooperation that will be adapted to Ukraine's needs.

How else Denmark is helping Ukraine

It was recently reported that Denmark promised to provide Ukraine with 19 fighter jets.

Furthermore, the Danish government has agreed to increase military support to Ukraine through the Ukraine Fund, with a total amount of 21.9 billion Danish kroner (3.2 billion dollars) for the years 2023-2028.