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Britain, Denmark to contribute more money, weapons to Ukraine

Britain, Denmark to contribute more money, weapons to Ukraine
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen
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Britain and Denmark will provide more financial and military aid to Ukraine, they said on Thursday as European defence ministers met in Copenhagen to discuss long-term support for the country's defence against Russia's invasion, Reuters has reported.

Britain it would send more multiple-launch rocket systems and would also donate a "significant number" of precision guided M31A1 missiles that can strike targets up to 80 km (50 miles) away.

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: "Our continued support sends a very clear message, Britain and the international community remain opposed to this illegal war and will stand shoulder-to-shoulder, providing defensive military aid to Ukraine to help them defend against Putin's invasion."

Denmark will increase its financial aid to Ukraine by 110 million euros ($114 million), Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

"This is a war on the values that Europe and the free world are built upon ... Today we reaffirm our commitment to support of Ukraine," she said.

The new measures will take Denmark's total aid to Ukraine since the start of the war to more than 3 billion Danish crowns ($417 million).

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