Denmark has once again confirmed its permission for Ukraine to use its weapons from the aid package to strike Russia.

This was reported by Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen during a conversation with journalists, writes the European Commission.

“The short answer is yes. And this position is not new. It’s part of the aid. When we discussed this with our foreign affairs committee in the Danish parliament, we made it clear from the outset that a possible attack on military targets on the aggressor’s territory is part of self-defense”, he said.

It should be reminded that on May 16, Denmark decided to allocate a new military aid package worth 750 million euros to Ukraine. This includes the supply of air defense systems and artillery.

The government today informed the Foreign Policy Council about a new donation package for Ukraine amounting to 5.6 billion kroner (750 million euros).

It is noted that of this amount, 2.4 billion Danish kroner (321 million euros) is reserved for air defense. Part of the funds will also go towards the free transfer of F-16 aircraft to Ukraine. Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen stated that the government is also allocating additional funds for direct investment in the Ukrainian defense industry as part of the package.

In addition, Ukraine will receive shells, anti-tank mines, and this aid package has become the 18th one. Troels Lund Poulsen said the situation in Ukraine is very serious.

“There is no doubt that the Ukrainians need constant and substantial support from their allies. With this package, we send an unequivocal signal to both Ukraine and the outside world. We are making both donations now and are ready to invest massively and long-term in the Ukrainian defense industry. Their fight for freedom remains our fight”, the minister added.

It should be reminded that Russian occupiers began their offensive on Kharkiv from the neighboring Belgorod region, and some Ukrainian officials claim that the attack could have been mitigated if the Ukrainian Armed Forces were allowed to strike targets in this region of the Russian Federation.

Washington disagrees with lifting the ban on the use of American weapons for strikes on Russian rear areas. At the same time, a group of congressmen has called on the Pentagon to allow Ukraine to attack targets in Russia. Bipartisan groups of congressmen have appealed to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to allow Ukraine to strike the aggressor country’s territory with U.S.-provided weapons and to expand training of Ukrainians on American F-16 fighter jets.

Lawmakers believe that Ukrainians cannot effectively defend themselves due to the Biden administration’s policy, and this needs to change. The letter was signed by 13 congressmen.

Recently, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly called on allied countries to allow Ukraine to strike military targets in Russia with Western weapons. The signatories emphasized that current efforts are insufficient for Ukraine’s victory, so NATO members must lift certain restrictions. The document was approved by a majority of over 200 legislators from all 32 countries.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala responded positively to NATO’s call.

“As a country under attack, Ukraine certainly has the full right to use all means of defense”, he said, describing this position as “simply logical.”

However, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni opposed this idea. “I do not know why Stoltenberg said this; I think we need to be very careful”, Meloni said.

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