The Kingdom of Denmark has been helping Ukraine since the first days of Russia’s full-scale invasion of our land, providing political, financial, humanitarian and defense assistance. Denmark actively supports EU sanctions against the Russian Federation and expelled 15 Russian diplomats from the country because of their espionage activities on the territory of the kingdom.
Thousands of Danes gather every week in front of the Russian embassy in Copenhagen with the slogans “Ukrainians, we are with you!”, “Russia is killing Ukrainians!”, “Europe is on the brink of nuclear war.” Politicians and public figures speak.
Since the beginning of the war, more than 27,000 Ukrainian refugees have gone to Denmark. Our compatriots in Denmark have free travel, access to medical and educational services, employment opportunities.
Danish volunteers collect humanitarian aid for Ukraine. They rent warehouses, where they accept and sort clothes, products, and medicines, and then send them to the border with Ukraine by trucks. Also, on the first day of the war, the Danes collected about €28,000 in monetary aid to the Ukrainians.
Denmark sent 17 tons of humanitarian aid for the needs of the military and civilians in the “hot spots” of Ukraine, these are canned fish products, which this country is famous for. The charity organization of Ukrainians in Denmark “Bevar Ukraine” sent Ukraine three vehicles of humanitarian aid. The cargo included: food, hygiene products, sleeping sets, clothes and children’s toys. It is worth adding that the volunteer union “Bevar Ukraine” has been helping compatriots since 2014, regularly sending medical and humanitarian goods to different parts of Ukraine.
Danish public-private partnership will help Ukrainian cities with water supply. A batch weighing more than 11 tons of various pumps and accessories has successfully arrived in Ukraine. They will be used in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine to solve problems caused by Russia’s attacks on the water supply system. The project was initiated by the Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine in partnership with the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine.
The “My shelter” charity project, which is being implemented together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, provided heaters, tables, extension cords, air and water purification systems, hygiene products, etc. for evacuation assembly points in Slobozhanska TG.
Denmark launched a grant program to support Ukrainian entrepreneurs during the war. It is about the allocation of financial assistance of up to €15,000 for entrepreneurs who are forced to evacuate their business to another region of Ukraine or need to restore production capacity. The size of the grant payment will depend on the number of jobs for the enterprise, created or restored, saved for workers.
During her visit to Ukraine, the Danish Prime Minister assured that Denmark and Ukraine are friends for a long time. And the country will take the lead in rebuilding Mykolaiv, which is suffering from shelling by the Russian military. Also, Denmark will provide the city with the necessary equipment for priority infrastructure restoration, including excavators, dump trucks and loaders.
The total aid that Denmark has provided to Ukraine since the beginning of the war will amount to about 3 billion Danish kroner (€400 million). A little more than half of the announced financial assistance will be spent on the purchase of weapons and supporting the production of weapons. The rest will be spent on the supply of Danish weapons and military equipment, as well as on the training of the Ukrainian military. Denmark handed over 120-mm mines “BGR M/50” to Ukraine. Although originally used for the “Brandt M/50” mortars, they can be fired from any 120mm platform. In addition, Danish M113G4DKs have already entered service with the Defense Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian M113G4DK was armed with a 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun. Also, the Ukrainian military will receive uniforms and winter clothes from Denmark.
Danish military instructors will join the training of the Ukrainian military in Great Britain. 130 Danish military personnel will share their experience with Ukrainians. In addition, the Ukrainians will also train on Danish territory. In 2022, 100 million Danish kroner will be allocated to support the training of the Ukrainian military.
During the Conference of Northern European Allies in Support of Ukraine, which was held in Copenhagen on August 11, more than €1.5 billion was collected. More than 20 countries participated in the conference at the level of defense ministers. Delegations are represented by heads of defense agencies, deputies or other high-ranking representatives.
In order to strengthen the defense capability of Ukraine in the conditions of a war with Russia, and in a more distant perspective to strengthen the defense-industrial complex of Ukraine, the State Concern “Ukroboronprom” and the Danish Defense and Security Industries Association (DI Defense and Security Industries Association) concluded a cooperation agreement. It is about cooperation in the areas of unmanned and maritime systems, cyber defense, potential production cooperation, etc.
The development of mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation also remains an important priority of the two countries.
The analysis of export and import transactions of the Dnipropetrovsk region with Denmark demonstrates a high level of partnership relations, because the specified state is an important trading partner of the region.
According to the results of 2021, the volume of exports of goods from the Dnipropetrovsk region increased by 29% ($17.8 million), which accounted for 6.2% of the volume of Ukraine to Denmark. Among the goods that have the greatest demand among Danish consumers are mineral products, products made of ferrous and other low-value metals, milk, dairy products, eggs, furniture, etc.
Export operations were carried out by 17 enterprises from the Dnipropetrovsk region.
The main exporting companies are enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex, agro-industrial complex and processing industry.
TOP-5 exporting enterprises (ranking by volume of exported products):
The import of goods from Denmark to the Dnipropetrovsk region amounted to $8.9 million (2.7% of Ukraine’s imports from Denmark) and increased by 32.9% compared to 2020. Dnipropetrovsk region traditionally bought medicines, machines and equipment, various chemical products, agricultural products, etc.
Import operations were carried out by 105 importer enterprises.
TOP-5 importing enterprises (ranking by volume of imported products):
Among the promising directions for export to Denmark are products of the mining and metallurgical complex, organic products of the agricultural sector, and goods of light industry from natural materials.