Danish intelligence service says country faces 'no immediate' military threat

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Ritzau/The Local - [email protected] • 13 Apr, 2022 Updated Wed 13 Apr 2022 14:55 CEST
Danish intelligence service says country faces 'no immediate' military threat
Danish PM Mette Frederiksen visits a military base on Bornholm on April 7th. Denmark is under no immediate military threat according to its intelligence service FE. Photo: Pelle Rink/Ritzau Scanpix

Denmark and other Nato countries do not face any immediate threat from Russia, the Danish military intelligence service FE said on Wednesday.


The FE assessment came in the form of an answer provided to parliament’s Defence Committee by the defence minister, Morten Bødskov.

“It is unlikely that Russia desires a military conflict with Nato. Russia has probably no intention of using military force against Denmark. FE thereby concludes that there is no direct military threat to Denmark,” FE states in the response.

However, the situation could change at short notice, the parliamentary answer also states. This could occur if the “current tense situation develops in the direction of a military confrontation between Russia and Nato,” it said.


After the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, Moscow has threatened retaliation against any countries that participate in the war, which Russia characterises as a “special military operation”, on the side of Ukraine.

Danish fighter aircraft currently patrol the skies over Baltic Sea island Bornholm daily in what has been described as a precaution against potential Russian encroachment on Danish airspace in the area.

The government earlier this year opened the door to a future military deal with the United States which could see American soldiers posted on Danish soil.



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