Ukraine to Receive Cyber Defense Fund From Denmark

The Danish government plans to send military aid to Ukraine to boost the country’s cyber defense capabilities.

Valued at more than 12 million euros ($13 million), the donation will be used for “priority” efforts Kyiv is undertaking to maintain its digital resilience against cyber attacks.

Denmark’s defense ministry wrote that the cybersecurity fund demonstrates Copenhagen’s continued support for the Ukrainian government’s critical IT infrastructure impacted since Russia’s 2022 invasion.

“The donation is an important contribution to the long-term support for the strengthening of Ukraine’s cyber defence,” Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen stated.

“Since the beginning of the invasion, Denmark has been a significant contributor to the Ukrainian freedom struggle, this also applies in the cyber area.”

“We have on several occasions delivered donations that support the cyber defense and the critical IT infrastructure in Ukraine. It is therefore also natural that we contribute to the support of Ukraine in an area where we are already active.”

Denmark, Czech Republic for Ukraine

Denmark announced the latest cyber military aid for Ukraine after signing a memorandum of understanding of similar objectives with the Czech Republic.

Under this agreement, Copenhagen and Prague will team up to send further donations to Kyiv in response to Moscow’s advances. The bilateral cooperation intends to cover a “number of areas” that will enhance the Ukrainian Armed Forces in its defense against Moscow.

Throughout the project, Denmark and Czechia will utilize strategic models leveraged in their previous ammunition, vehicle, and weapons deliveries to Ukraine.

The Danish defense ministry will handle most of the transfer, while its Czech counterpart will be responsible for direct contact with industry partners for each donation.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

“A close bilateral cooperation between the Czech Republic and Denmark is a significant step towards ensuring an uninterrupted flow of military assistance to Ukraine,” Czech Deputy Minister of Defense Daniel Blažkovec said.

“The cooperation addresses Ukraine’s current urgent needs and at the same time contributes to the transformation of the Ukrainian armed forces towards our common NATO standards, all the while giving Ukraine technological superiority on the battlefield.”

‘Thousands of Firearms’

In October 2023, Denmark and the Czech Republic revealed plans to send “thousands of firearms” on top of armored vehicles and tanks to the Ukrainian military.

Alongside the mobility platforms and armaments, Kyiv will receive large-caliber ammunition and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment under the upcoming donations.

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