Russia is one of the biggest threats to Denmark’s security, the country’s intelligence service warns.
A new security assessment from the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (FE) highlights Russia’s offensive behavior in recent years.
“Russia has a deep distrust of the West. That creates a risk of mistakes and unintentional military escalation, which could occur at very short notice,” the security assessment states.
Russia is a threat in several areas, according to the report. It is pointed out that Russia has carried out military rearmament near Denmark, that the country is behind offensive intelligence operations, and that it is carrying out cyber espionage activities.
“Russia is very concerned about Denmark by virtue of our geographical location and our membership in NATO. It is clear that the situation in the Baltic Sea, where there is a high level of military exercises, of course, raises concerns,” intelligence chief Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen told Danish TV2.
However, it is pointed out that it is unlikely that Russia will risk a military confrontation with NATO countries.
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