Copenhagen actively contributed to the adoption of a decision by the North Atlantic Council to grant Ukraine “Enhanced Opportunities Partner” status. Denmark supports Ukraine in order to improve the defence capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and reform the defence sector in accordance with NATO standards.
In 2009-2019, the Air Force of Ukraine performed tasks for Denmark in Northern Greenland. For many years, Danish military advisers shared valuable experience with the Ukrainian Armed Forces and facilitated the activities of the Canadian and British military training missions in Ukraine.
With the financial support of Denmark, Peace and Stabilization Program continues to be implemented in Ukraine, which, in particular, is aimed at improving the management and efficiency of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as achieving operational interoperability with NATO.
Denmark is also a contributor to four NATO Trust Funds in Ukraine.
The Danish Demining Group (DRC-DDG) trains sappers for the pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine who carry out humanitarian demining operations.
After the start of the full-scale Russian war against Ukraine on 24 February 2022, Denmark actively participated in the supply of weapons to Ukraine. As of September 2023, twelve packages of weapons have been donated.
In 2022, the Donor Conference of Northern European Allies of Ukraine at the level of defence ministers was held in Copenhagen which created the International Fund for Ukraine (administered by the United Kingdom). The funds are directed in particular to the air defence of large cities and critical infrastructure, stabilization of the front line, creation of conditions for counteroffensive operations, etc.
Denmark sent military instructors to the UK to train Ukrainian defenders as part of the “Operation Interflex” program, and also conducts training courses for Ukrainian military on its territory.
In March 2023, the Danish government established the Ukraine Fund which coordinates Denmark’s efforts aimed at long-term support of Ukraine in the military, humanitarian and economic spheres.
In addition, Denmark actively provides Ukraine with humanitarian aid and macro-financial support.