Contents tagged with Denmark

  • Denmark offers to send Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Ukraine

    Denmark plans to send Harpoon anti-ship missiles and a launcher to Ukraine to help supply Kyiv with advanced weapons to attack Russia’s naval blockade in the Black Sea. This could potentially allow for the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea.

    Kyiv has been seeking more advanced weapons to help the Ukrainian military in its war against Russia, including air defense systems, anti-ship missiles and longer-range rockets. Thus far, the vast majority of foreign had has been short- …

  • Denmark sending armored personnel vehicles and heavy mortars to Ukraine

    Denmark will send to Ukraine armored personnel carriers and heavy mortars, reported the Danish news website OLFI.

    According to OLFI, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive 25 Piranha 3 III C 8x8 wheeled armored vehicle.

    Piranha is an armored personnel carrier developed by the Swiss company MOWAG. The Danish army is currently being re-equipped with the Piranha V APC.

    Ukraine will also receive from Denmark 50 M113 fully tracked armored personnel carriers and M10 heavy mortars along with …

  • Russian nuclear submarine breaks down in Baltic Sea

    There was an accident on the Russian nuclear submarine K-266 Orel, reports the Danish Navy press service on its Facebook Page.

    The submarine, which was built in the late 1980s, is equipped with two nuclear reactors and belongs to the same class as the Kursk submarine sunk in 2000.

    According to the Danish Navy, the submarine stalled in the Baltic Sea near Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city, and was unable to move due to possible problems with the propulsion system.

    The incident occurred on …

  • Russia resumes construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The Russian pipelay crane vessel Fortuna resumed construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Danish waters, reported TASS, citing the press service of Nord Stream 2 AG.

    "The Fortuna has begun work on Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Danish waters. The work is carried out in accordance with the agreements," the company said.

    The Fortuna has been in the Nord Stream 2 construction zone, south of Bornholm Island, since January 22.

    The Danish Maritime Authority reported that, along with the …

  • Denmark calls for new discussion on Nord Stream 2

    Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has proposed a new discussion on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline after the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reported the Danish TV and Radio Corporation DR.

    "I've been against North Stream 2 all along. I believe that we should not become dependent on Russian gas. It would be nice if we could start a new discussion on this issue," Frederiksen said.

    She welcomed the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now more critical of …

  • Poland begins construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    Poland will begin construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in the coming days, announced Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    "In fact, the construction of the Baltic Pipe begins, that is, the famous gas pipeline, which will pass first from the Norwegian shelf to Denmark, and then through Denmark to Poland, to our coast," he said.

    According to the Polish President, last week the operator of the Polish gas pipeline network Gaz-System signed a contract for the implementation of this project with …

  • Danish intelligence: Russia is building new airbase in Arctic

    In the Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land, Russia is building a new military airbase where it will station fighter aircraft. The new infrastructure will be ready in 2020, which is extremely concerning to Denmark, TV2 Norge reports, citing Danish military intelligence.

    According to Danish intelligence, Russia’s new airbase in Franz Josef Land will be the northern-most in the world, which will help Russia to strengthen its hold over the Arctic. Satellite images show that work is currently …

  • Danish intelligence concerned by Russia-US confrontation in Arctic

    The geopolitical rivalry between the US, China and Russia is causing tension in the Arctic region to increase, states a report published on Friday, November 29, by the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste, DDIS). The document contains an analysis of the primary international threats for 2019.

    According to the kingdom’s intelligence department, Russia “considers its extended Arctic coastline its most vulnerable flank for an unexpected US precision strike” using …

  • Ukraine wants to challenge Denmark's permit for Nord Stream 2 construction

    Ukrainian Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel said that the Ukrainian authorities might appeal against Denmark's permit for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

    "We are now considering possibility of appeal from the environmental point of view," said Orzhel in an interview for Channel 24.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Minister recognized that considering Russia's expenses, Nord Stream 2 project will be implemented anyway.

    "But I don't think that Nord Stream 2 will be fully …

  • Denmark authorizes Nord Stream 2 construction

    The Danish Energy Agency has given permission for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Denmark’s exclusive economic zone, Interfax reports.

    The pipeline will be laid to the south-east of the island of Bornholm.

    Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine, wrote on Facebook that Ukraine had been expecting Denmark to make a decision in autumn.

    Kobolyev said that Denmark’s principled stance delayed the project, but “geopolitical weapons cannot be halted using instruments that …