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PM Frederiksen: Denmark Sending 'Entire Artillery' to Ukraine

By    |   Sunday, 18 February 2024 03:44 PM EST

Denmark will send its "entire artillery" to Ukraine, and other European nations should do more to help the war-torn country in its fight against Russia, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Sunday at the Munich Security Conference.

"They are asking us for ammunition now, artillery now. From the Danish side, we decided to donate our entire artillery," Frederiksen said in remarks to the conference, reported Business Insider.

 "I'm sorry to say, friends, there are still ammunition in stock in Europe," she added. "This is not only a question about production, because we have weapons, we have ammunition, we have air defense that we don't have to use ourselves at the moment that we should deliver to Ukraine."

Denmark's offer comes after Ukrainian forces had to withdraw from the eastern town of Avdiivka while suffering severe munitions shortages as the key eastern city came under attack from Moscow troops. 

Ukraine's military has been running short of artillery shells for some time, with Brig. Gen. Oleksandr Tarnavskyi telling Reuters in December that Ukraine has been forced to scale back operations. 

"There's a problem with ammunition, especially post-Soviet [shells] — that's 122 mm, 152 mm. And today, these problems exist across the entire front line," he said at the time. 

The Czech Republic is also offering 800,000 shells to the Ukraine military, Czech President Petr Pavel said in a speech at the conference Saturday. 

Pavel said his country has a stockpile of about one-half million 155 mm shells and 300,000 122 mm shells, and both can be on Ukraine's front line in a few weeks if funding is available. 

Denmark has strongly supported Ukraine since Russia began its invasion in February 2022, increasing its commitments by around $3.8 billion since November, according to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. 

This makes Denmark, which has pledged around $9 billion, one of the largest military donors to Ukraine by percentage of gross domestic product, the institute reported. 

Meanwhile, the crucial $60 billion U.S. aid package for Ukraine remains stalled, making Europe's support more important for Ukraine. 

The European Union agreed earlier this year to a new package of around $53.9 billion for Ukraine, locking in "steadfast, long-term, predictable funding for Ukraine," European Council Charles Michel said at the time. "The EU is taking leadership and responsibility in support for Ukraine; we know what is at stake."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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Denmark will send its "entire artillery" to Ukraine, and other European nations should do more to help the war-torn country in its fight against Russia, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Sunday at the Munich Security Conference.
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