UK to send Ukraine 600 Brimstone missiles, Denmark pledges 19 Caesar howitzers

19 January, 07:47 PM
Meeting of the Ministers of Defense of Spain, the Netherlands, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Denmark and the Czech Republic (Photo:REUTERS/Ints Kalnins)

Meeting of the Ministers of Defense of Spain, the Netherlands, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Denmark and the Czech Republic (Photo:REUTERS/Ints Kalnins)

Pledges of military aid to Ukraine have started to pick up, with both the UK and Denmark promising to send more weapons to help Ukrainians liberate their territory from Russian occupation.

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has announced that his country’s next package of military aid to Ukraine will include 600 Brimstone missiles, while the Danish government also announced the transfer of 19 Caesar self-propelled howitzers.

“Today I can say we’re also going to send another 600 Brimstone missiles into theatre which will be incredibly important in helping Ukraine dominate the battlefield,” UK newspaper the Guardian quoted Wallace as saying on Jan. 19.

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Wallace also noted that his country is to send a squadron of Challenger 2 battle tanks, artillery and Bulldog armored cars to Ukraine.

Wallace confirmed on Jan. 16 that his country would transfer 14 Challenger 2 tanks and 30 AS90 self-propelled guns to Ukraine. He noted that his country would be the first to transfer Western tanks to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The Danish government reported the transfer of Caesar self-propelled guns on its website on Jan. 19.

“This is a very large and significant donation. We have been in continuous contact with the Ukrainians about Caesar artillery in particular, and I am happy that we have now received broad support from the Danish Parliament to donate it to Ukraine’s freedom struggle,” Defense Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen said.

The Danish government said the transfer of 19 French-made Caesar artillery systems to Ukraine would also include training for the Ukrainian military in their use.

On Jan. 19, the government of Estonia also decided to provide military aid to Ukraine worth EUR 113 million ($122 million). This is the largest arms package from the Baltic state to Ukraine to date.

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