Denmark orders division of Bohdana howitzers for Ukraine
Bohdana howitzer (Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/EPA)

Denmark, which was the first country in the world to start buying weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Ukrainian manufacturers, has ordered 18 Bohdana self-propelled artillery units for Ukraine, the Danish Ministry of Defense announced.

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"The first batch of 18 Bohdana howitzers, funded by Denmark, is expected to be delivered in the coming months," the Ministry of Defense's website stated.

In the spring of 2024, Ukraine launched a global fundraising campaign called ZBROYARI: Manufacturing Freedom. Its goal is to raise $10 billion for the production of Ukrainian weapons in 2024.

Denmark has already made two contributions: on April 16, the country's government announced the allocation of $28.5 million, and on June 18 – $170 million.

In addition to Denmark, the Netherlands and Canada have joined the project.

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2S22 Bohdana is a Ukrainian wheeled self-propelled howitzer with a NATO-caliber 155 mm gun. It completed combat tests in January 2022 and received its baptism of fire in June of the same year during the battles for Snake Island in the Black Sea. Back then, the howitzer destroyed a Russian Pantsir anti-aircraft artillery system, which was used by the enemy to cover the island, and helped to destroy a radar station.

2S22 Bohdana's caliber is 155 mm, the barrel length is 8 m, and the maximum firing range depends on the ammunition: 42 km (high-explosive fragmentation shell) and 60 km (rocket-assisted projectile). The maximum rate of fire is six shots per minute, with 20 shells in the ammunition load.

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