Denmark prepares to send military equipment to Ukraine; will not send soldiers at this time

Denmark is preparing to send military equipment to Ukraine, the Danish prime minister announced on Monday as Western countries intensified efforts to avoid a conflict with Russia.

“I am ready to send military equipment to Ukraine. We are already giving advice,” Mette Frederiksen said at a news conference.

“We know there is a demand for cyber security advice,” he added.

However, the prime minister specified that no Danish soldiers would be sent to Ukraine for the time being. “This 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 the same occasion, the executive announced that it would provide an annual aid of almost 80 million euros (about 89 million dollars) to Kiev.

This plan is added to a 22 million euro “support program” announced by the head of Danish diplomacy in mid-January.

Faced with the threat of a Russian invasion, Washington and its allies in the OTAN prepares new sanctions against Moscow. Russia and the United States will meet on Monday in the UN Security Council.

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