“Ukrainians need something heavy. And they have shown that they can use it. It’s deeply impressive”
In an interview with the Danish newspaper The Local, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark said she was closely following the war in Ukraine, which began almost a year ago after Russia’s invasion. She said she was pleased that Kyiv would be receiving tanks donated by allied countries.
“They need something heavy. And they have shown that they can use it. It’s deeply impressive,” Her Majesty said. According to the media, Queen Margrethe also recalled her meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin back in 2011 and 2014, and she did not get a positive impression of him.
“I remember thinking he was not pleasant. I have never seen such cold eyes in my life,” the Queen said. “Putin thought he could divide all of Europe, but he made us all stand together. It meant something that we could all be a population that said: ‘No, this can’t be right.’ That is very strong,” the Queen said.