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​Denmark Provides Mobile Workshops, Mine-Hunting Robots and Machine Guns for the Ukrainian Army in the New Military Aid Package

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12.7mm M/2001 heavy machine gun of the Danish Army / Photo credit: Forsvaret
12.7mm M/2001 heavy machine gun of the Danish Army / Photo credit: Forsvaret

The package worth DKK 1 billion contains "what Ukraine specifically requested"

Danish Ministry of Defense has announced new military aid package worth DKK 1 billion (roughly $140 mln) in support of Ukraine in its war against the russian federation. It includes ammunition for small and heavy arms, anti-tank mines and air defense missiles. The donation was funded by a special fund established in the Danish government

"Ukraine lacks ammunition, and the donation package therefore contains material that Ukraine has very specifically requested," said Acting Danish Minister of Defense Troels Lund Poulsen.

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Danish military aid and non-lethal equipment assistance to Ukraine in the new package
Danish military aid and non-lethal equipment assistance to Ukraine in the new package / Infographics by Forsvarsministeriet

The package contains:

  • 5.56mm small arms ammunition
  • 12.7mm heavy machine guns
  • more anti-tank mines
  • spare equipment for 155mm artillery ammunition – propellants, fuzes, instruments
  • additional air defense missiles
  • 21 mine clearance robots
  • 9 mobile workshops for the repair of large military vehicles
  • 15 military-use power generators
  • 8,000 helmets and 15,000 sets of rainwear
  • 6 hangar tents
  • DKK 100 million in procurement of non-lethal equipment via NATO
Illustrative photo: manned PNMIRK armored mine clearance vehicle of the Danish Army
Illustrative photo: manned PNMIRK armored mine clearance vehicle of the Danish Army / Photo credit: Forsvaret

It is noted that the Danish Army has already begun preparations to hand the equipment over to Ukraine.

In total, the newly created fund for Denmark's aid to Ukraine will provide DKK 5.4 billion worth of military support throughout 2023. It includes "among other things, weapons, other military equipment and training efforts," noted in the official statement by the Danish Ministry of Finance.

As for the "specific request", Defense Express earlier covered how the shortage of machine guns on the frontline forces Ukrainian soldiers to invent modifications to old guns that have enough ammo.

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