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Denmark Inks 10-Year Security Pact with Ukraine, Promises Long-Term Support

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Denmark has entered into a ten-year agreement with Ukraine regarding security commitments.

The agreement entails framing future military and civilian support for the next decade in a bilateral political accord. Danish security commitments are based on Denmark’s strengths in F-16 fighter jets, the reconstruction of Mykolaiv, and reform efforts in Ukraine.

The new security commitments will be financially supported by the Danish Ukraine Fund, currently funded until 2028, totaling 69.1 billion DKK.

“With Denmark’s contribution to international security commitments, we politically commit to securing our support for Ukraine in the long term. We send a clear signal that Ukraine can count on Denmark now and for as long as necessary. It is crucial that we support Ukraine now and in the long term, and it must be clear to everyone that Ukraine does not stand alone in its defense against Russia’s aggression,” says Foreign Minister Lars L√łkke Rasmussen.

Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen adds, “With the agreement on long-term military support, we demonstrate that we mean it when we say that from the Danish side, we will stand behind Ukraine’s fight for freedom for as long as needed. Their fight is our fight, and our support makes a real and noticeable difference for Ukrainians. The security commitment involves continued donation of military equipment and training, but it also signals much closer cooperation between Denmark and Ukraine, including cyber and intelligence collaboration.”

The agreement will help support Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against the ongoing Russian aggression. In the long term, security cooperation will help deter future Russian attacks by strengthening Ukrainian societal resilience.

The commitments also aim to pave the way for Ukraine’s future EU and NATO membership. This includes Ukraine’s commitment to implement necessary reforms promoting democracy, anti-corruption, and democratic oversight of the armed forces.

The security commitments also include the establishment of a consultation mechanism that can be activated in case of a future Russian armed attack against Ukraine. In such situations, the group of countries that have entered into similar agreements with Ukraine on security commitments will immediately discuss appropriate responses.

The security commitments to Ukraine are an initiative launched by the G7 countries: Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States. The initiative is now supported by a total of 32 countries and the EU, including the Nordic countries. So far, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom have announced national agreements on security commitments to Ukraine.

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