Expert: Denmark has violated the ban on the weapons sale

COPENHAGEN, (BM) – Denmark’s sale of weapons to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is criticized by international experts, the Danish news agency TV2 reported May 17, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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“There is no doubt that Denmark has violated the export ban. There is irrefutable evidence that the Emirates (UAE – ed.) Participate in a war where human rights are violated and war crimes are committed,” said Anna Stavrianakis, professor of international relations at the University of Sussex in Great Britain, who commented on the role of Denmark in the war in Yemen.

We are talking about the recently surfaced facts of the sale of weapons and military ammunition to one of the parties to the military conflict in Yemen, namely the UAE, which are members of the coalition accused of war crimes in Yemen.

It became known that the Danish authorities have been exporting weapons since the beginning of the war in Yemen in 2015 through the Danish company Terma, which transported weapons and equipment for warships and fighters to the UAE. And all this, despite the fact that Denmark voted for the adoption of resolutions of the European Union and the UN prohibiting the sale of military products, if there is a risk that such products will be used in war crimes.

Recall that from March 2015, when the war in Yemen began, and until March 2018, the Terma company sold elements for air defense of 24 UAE bombers. In addition, in the period from 2011 to 2016, Terma sold radar equipment for lightweight ships of the Corvette type to the UAE without export permission.

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In 2019, Terma sold spare parts for radars, and in March 2020, technical personnel from the UAE underwent training at the Terma bases.

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