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Denmark announced its 19th military aid package for Ukraine 06/19/2024 14:05:56. Total views 148. Views today — 0.

Denmark has announced its nineteenth package of military support for Ukraine, which, among other things, will enable the Danish side to invest directly in Ukrainian arms production. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine, citing the Danish Ministry of Defense's website.

This aid package includes a series of various agreements with allies for procurement and transfers from allied defense industries. Among other things, it provides additional equipment to support the F-16s transferred by Denmark.

Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen emphasized that Ukraine still needs significant military support due to prolonged russian aggression. Therefore, with the latest aid package, Denmark ensures "the maximum possible support for Ukraine's battlefield needs here and now".

"But we also have Denmark's obligations to support Ukraine's security over the next 10 years. That is why we have created the Danish model of support through the Ukrainian defense industry, which will help boost Ukrainian production of military equipment in both the short and long term", - noted Poulsen.

Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen stressed that investing in the Ukrainian defense industry is an effective and sustainable way to support Ukraine's combat capability both now and in the long term.

"With this initiative, we are fulfilling Ukraine's strong desire and strengthening both Ukrainian and European security. Therefore, Denmark will continue to expand our support capabilities for the Ukrainian defense industry, and we are also pleased with the attention this has received in the EU and other countries", - added the Foreign Minister.

In the last two aid packages, a total of 1.2 billion Danish kroner (approximately $117 million - ed.) has been reserved for investments in the Ukrainian defense industry. The ministry noted that the new package allows for the distribution of 1.2 billion Danish kroner so that the Ministry of Defense can quickly meet Ukraine's needs. The first project is expected to be launched this summer.