Contents tagged with Denmark

  • Danish intelligence: Expansion of Arctic shelf could lead to worsening relations with Russia

    The expansion of the Russian continental shelf in the Arctic, among other issues, may lead to the worsening of relations between the Russian Federation and Denmark, whose claim to an arctic shelf overlaps with a Russian one, as reported by the newspaper Berlingske, based on a report by the Scandinavian Kingdom’s military intelligence devoted to the analysis of threats to the country until 2030.

    "The Kingdom may face a new challenge if Russia, as it is expected, receives an answer to its claim …

  • Denmark rejected Russia's offer to divide the Arctic in two

    Last week Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergey Donskoy said to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he wanted to start a bilateral dialogue with Denmark as soon as possible, to decide how to allocate control of the Arctic, including the North Pole.

    But, as reported by the Financial Times, Copenhagen rejected Moscow’s proposal to split the 550,000 sq km-territory between them. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Kristian Jensen told the newspaper that his country …

  • Ukraine receives demining equipment from the EU

    The European Union, in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council and the Danish Demining Group, gave the Ukrainian State Emergency Service (GSCHS) 200,000 euros worth of demining equipment for use in the Donbas, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    "This is class 4 body armor, Kevlar helmets. This equipment is very necessary to us,” a representative of the GSCHS, Oleh Bondar, stated.

    The equipment can locate mines at a depth of 3 meters.

    “We must ask the aggressor country [Russia] when they will stop …

  • Rasmussen: Denmark will support Ukraine, but expects progress in the implementation of reforms

    The Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Rasmussen, stated that Denmark sees much potential in Ukraine and awaits further reforms from the country’s leadership. “It is important that Ukraine continues the reform process. I congratulated the Prime Minister and the President of this country for those reforms that Ukraine implemented in recent years,” Rasmussen reported during a joint press conference in Kiev on Tuesday after negotiations with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.

    He added that, …

  • Ukraine and Denmark launch joint military transport operation

    Ukraine and Denmark have launched a joint military transport operation called Severny Sokol – 2016, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.  "Today, on April 4th, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Defense of the Kingdom of Denmark, we have developed a technical agreement for air transportation and a joint military transport operation, Severny Sokol – 2016, to transport fuel from …