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Copenhagen to coach Ukrainian troopers in Denmark


Denmark will prepare Ukrainian troopers on its territory, the defence minister stated on Tuesday, because it steps up its assist to Kyiv’s military in opposition to the Russian invasion.

The programme seems to be much like that in Britain the place the federal government in London has begun coaching as much as 10,000 inexperienced Ukrainian navy recruits since July.

“There shall be coaching in Denmark. I can’t give extra particulars however the Ukrainian military shall be coaching in Denmark,” Defence Minister Morten Bodskov instructed Danish information company Ritzau throughout a go to to Kyiv.

Like different Western international locations, Denmark promised in August to ship instructors to Britain to assist the British initiative, with 130 officers.

However the preparation to coach troopers on Danish territory is a rise of the European Union and NATO member nation’s assist for Ukraine.

A Ukraine donors’ convention in Copenhagen of 26 international locations final month pledged 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in additional help for coaching and gear for Kyiv’s forces.

And Danes voted overwhelmingly in a referendum in June to hitch the EU’s frequent defence coverage 30 years after opting out.

In latest days, Ukraine has recaptured a number of territories together with dozens of areas within the northeast in a lightning counter-offensive in opposition to Russian forces.

As Kyiv pushes ahead, the Estonian prime minister and Lithuanian president on Tuesday referred to as on Europe to step up navy help to Ukraine.

“Ukraine is exhibiting how the ability of morale and management will be as essential as pure navy pressure,” Estonian premier Kaja Kallas tweeted after a three-way name with French President Emmanuel Macron and Lithuanian chief Gitanas Nauseda.

“Our focus should now be on elevated and speedy navy help — this takes Ukraine nearer to victory.”

“Emphasised that Ukraine wants weapons to advance in its combat in opposition to Russian aggression. Western assist have to be scaled up,” Nauseda tweeted.

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