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Denmark contributes 250 million kroner to Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts

Denmark contributes 250 million kroner to the reconstruction of Ukraine. Denmark has recently announced a new reconstruction package for Ukraine worth 250 million kroner during the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin. The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen (S), is attending the conference and states that part of the funds will be used for further education of Ukrainian women in crafts, tractor driving, and electrical work. With Ukrainian soldiers on the front line, there is an urgent need for skilled labor in practical industries. Therefore, 30 million kroner has been allocated for course materials and educational facilities in Mykolaiv. Dan Jørgensen emphasizes the necessity of this effort: “The situation is that when most men are at the front, there is simply a lack of labor in some of the sectors that are traditional male fields,” he says.

In addition to further education, the package also targets the repair of infrastructure, particularly focusing on ensuring access to clean drinking water by repairing water pipes in Mykolaiv. Furthermore, the package funds the purchase of school buses and a donation of 3000 hearing aids from the Red Cross, a scarce commodity during the war. Denmark has taken on a leading role in the reconstruction of Mykolaiv after the Russian attacks, and the funds for this package come from the Ukraine Fund.

Dan Jørgensen also hopes that the conference can help change attitudes in some European countries where parties have argued for reducing support to Ukraine: “That is something we hopefully can address during the conference. There have been parties in many countries that have argued that Ukraine should not receive as much,” Dan Jørgensen mentions, adding that fortunately, this has not been a topic in Denmark. The Danish support comes at a crucial time to ensure continued support for Ukraine, and this reconstruction package is an important step in that direction.

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