Denmark is preparing to send military equipment to Ukraine, the Danish prime minister announced on Monday as Western countries intensify efforts to avoid a conflict with Russia.
“I am ready to send military equipment to Ukraine. We are already giving advice,” Mette Frederiksen told a news conference.
“We know that there is a demand for advice around cybersecurity,” he added.
However, the prime minister specified that no Danish soldiers will be sent to Ukraine for the time being. “It is not an element that is under discussion,” he said.
“Like others, we want to help,” he declared. Mette Frederiksen. “Internationally, we agree to use sanctions if Russia attacks Ukraine,” he said.
The Danish government has already secured support for Ukraine during a visit last week by the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kouleba, to Copenhagen.
On that same occasion, the executive announced that it will allocate to Kiev an annual aid of almost 80 million euros (about 89 million dollars).
This plan is added to a “support program” of 22 million euros announced in mid-January by the head of Danish diplomacy.
Faced with the threat of a Russian invasion, Washington and its allies in the OTAN prepare new sanctions against Moscow. Russia and the United States will meet on Monday in the UN Security Council.