Denmark pledges $250 million in military aid to Ukraine


COPENHAGEN: Denmark on Tuesday announced it was sending 1.7 billion kroner ($250 million) worth of military aid to Ukraine “to support the forthcoming Ukrainian offensive,” its defence ministry said.
The donation package included mine clearing vehicles, ammunition and financial support for the procurement of air defence, the Danish Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
“The equipment in the donation package is essential to pave the way for Ukrainian tanks and mechanised infantry on the front line,” acting Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen, was quoted saying in the statement.
“The new military donation package is our largest to date, bringing the total Danish support to almost 11 billion kronor,” Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said.
In January, Denmark pledged 19 French-made Caesar howitzers to Ukraine, including some still on order, and in April it announced that it was buying — together with the Netherlands — 14 Leopard 2 tanks to give to Ukraine.

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