Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Jeppe Kofod during his visit to Copenhagen, the Kingdom of Denmark.

Ukraine’s foreign minister briefed his Danish counterpart on the security situation near Ukraine’s state border and in the territories occupied by Russia, as well as on the results of the meeting of advisers to the Normandy format leaders in Paris on 26 January.

“The Russian Federation is trying to undermine the security not only of Ukraine but of the whole of Europe. We are actively working to consolidate the international community in order to effectively counter Russia’s aggressive actions, as this will determine the future of the security architecture in the entire Euro-Atlantic region,” Kuleba stressed.

The minister thanked Kofod for Denmark’s solidarity with Ukraine against the background of Russia’s aggression, his personal contribution to consolidating international support and implementing a comprehensive deterrence package against Russia, which discourages it from aggressive plans in Europe.

“Denmark is showing real leadership, standing side by side with Ukraine at this time of heightened threats from Russia,” Kuleba noted.

The minister added that Ukraine greatly appreciated Denmark’s unwavering support for its sovereignty and territorial integrity, both bilaterally and within the EU and NATO. According to Kuleba, Denmark’s allocation of an additional EUR 22 million for the security sector of Ukraine is an important contribution to the resilience and safety of our country.

The parties also discussed the preparation of the EU’s package of tough economic sanctions against Russia, as well as strengthening cooperation to bolster Ukraine’s defence capabilities and cybersecurity.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark reaffirmed his country’s readiness to further enhance Ukraine’s resilience amid Russia’s aggressive actions.

Natalia Tolub

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