| 15 April 2024, Monday |

UK, Denmark contribute additional money, weapons to Ukraine

Britain and Denmark on Thursday promised more financial and military assistance to Ukraine, with regard to a global donor conference taking place in Copenhagen on Thursday.

In a statement, Britain promised to give Ukraine more multiple-launch rocket systems with a range of up to 80 kilometers (50 miles), which it can use to hit targets.

British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the supply of weapons would help Ukraine defend itself against Russian heavy artillery.

Denmark will meanwhile increase its financial aid to Ukraine by 110 million euros ($113.6 million), Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told the conference attended by several European defence ministers.

“This is a war on the values that Europe and the free world are built upon … Today we reaffirm our commitment to support of Ukraine,” she said.

The conference, which is hosted by Ukraine, Denmark and Britain, is held to discuss long-term backing for Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

Moscow says it is conducting a “special military operation” in Ukraine aimed at safeguarding Russia’s security against NATO expansion.

  • Reuters