Contents tagged with Denmark

  • Klimkin: Foreign Ministers of Denmark and the Chezch Republic to visit Donbas

    At a press conference on Friday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced that the Foreign Ministers of Denmark and the Czech Republic are going to visit the Donbas in late January.  

    “At the end of this month, we will have another strong group of our friends, ministers of foreign affairs. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, who will visit Mariupol and the Ukrainian Donbas and inform of their visit at the next meeting of the ministers of foreign affair of the European Union,” …

  • Russian diplomatic mission in The Hague suspected of coordinating hacker attack on Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

    A senior diplomat from the Russian embassy in The Hague is suspected of coordinating a hacker attack on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW, headquartered in The Hague). As reported on Monday, December 3, by the French newspaper Le Monde citing the Dutch press and its own sources, the former second secretary of Russia’s diplomatic mission, Konstantin Bakhtin, is considered "one of the organizers of this special operation by Russian special services."

    Le Monde writes …

  • Poland and Denmark sign agreement to build gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

    Poland and Denmark have agreed to go ahead with the Baltic Pipe, which will span 900 km of the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and is scheduled to start supplying Poland with Norwegian gas in 2022.

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted that the agreement had been signed on November 30.

    “Today we were able to make a quantum leap towards the security and independence of the Polish energy sector. An investment decision was made to create the strategic Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which will …

  • Danske Bank CEO resigns over Russian money laundering scandal

    Danske Bank CEO Thomas Borgen has announced that he will resign once a replacement for him has been found. This decision comes as a result of a scandal in which money from Russia and the former Soviet Union was laundered through the bank’s Estonian branch, BBC reports.

    “It is clear that Danske Bank has failed to live up to its responsibility in the case of possible money laundering in Estonia. I deeply regret this,” he said. “Even though the investigation conducted by the external law firm …

  • Denmark considers selling three warships to Ukraine

    The Danish government may sell three minesweepers to Ukraine, as stated in the publication of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on weapons export, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry noted that the ships will cost €102 million.

    “Most likely, the report is about anti-mine ships based on the modernized project of Standard Flex 300– Standard Flex 300 MCM, of which four units were build – Havkatten (P552), Laxen ( …

  • Media: $30 billion of Russian money passed through Danske Bank in Estonia

    Danske Bank in Copenhagen is slipping deeper into what may become the largest European money-laundering scandal, the Frankfurter Rundschau writes.

    Recently the media obtained information that “after inspection of documents from the bank’s internal investigation, it came out that in 2013 alone, $30 billion (€ 25.8 billion) from suspicious Russian sources passed through the bank’s branch in Estonia”.

    The volume of illicit monetary flows greatly exceeds the $10 billion of Russian dirty money …

  • Estonia launches criminal investigation into money laundering by Putin's associates and Russian FSB

    Estonia begins a criminal investigation against the Estonian branch of Denmark's largest bank, Danske Bank, suspected of money laundering, as stated by the Prosecutor General of the country, Lavly Perling, on Tuesday.

    According to her, the prosecutor's office opened this case after the appeal of the head of the Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, Bill Browder.

    According to the Danish newspaper Berlingske, which in February referred to the report of one of the directors of the bank, …

  • Estonia, Latvia and Denmark to establish Divisional Headquarters North

    During a recent NATO summit in Brussels, the Defense Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Denmark signed a joint statement of establishment for the Multinational Divisional Headquarters North, the Estonian Minister of Defense Jüri Luik stated.

    "It is a natural step to strengthen deterrence and defense of NATO. The Baltic Sea region is now one of the most vulnerable in NATO, and it is important for the command structure of the Alliance to be consistent with actual threats," Luik stated.

    According …

  • Denmark considers legal steps to block Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Denmark can adopt a law that will provide legal context to block or postpone the implementation of the Russian project Nord Stream-2, announced on Tuesday, June 26, by Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman, Altinget news agency reports.

    "I have submitted a draft bill to parliament that will allow us to assess the scope of foreign policy during standard processing of such applications, and this will allow us …

  • Ukraine calls on Denmark to oppose Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Ukraine is counting on Denmark to unite with it in opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

    This was reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers in following the talks between Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and the head of the Danish government, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

    “Kyiv is counting on continued support regarding the issue of opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline as a direct threat to the energy security of not only Ukraine but also of …