Denmark Says Russian Warship Violated Its Territorial Waters

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A Russian battleship beforehand Friday two times broke Danish territorial waters north of the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm where a freedom event participated in by elderly authorities and also service individuals was happening, the Danish Armed Forces claimed.

Denmark called the activity an undesirable justification. The Russian consular office in Copenhagen claimed the Danes offered no proof.

The Russian battleship got in Danish waters without permission at 0030 GMT on Friday and also once again a couple of hrs later on, the militaries claimed in a declaration. The battleship left after the Danish navy developed radio get in touch with, it claimed.

“A deeply irresponsible, gross and completely unacceptable Russian provocation in the middle of #fmdk,” Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod claimed on Twitter, describing the Democracy Festival of Denmark.

The yearly event is participated in by elderly federal government authorities, consisting of Kofod and also Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

“Bullying methods do not work against Denmark,” Kofod claimed.

He claimed the Russian ambassador had actually been mobilized, which was verified by the Russian consular office in Copenhagen.

The ambassador was informed that a Russian battleship had “allegedly entered into the territorial sea of Denmark,” the consular office claimed in a declaration.

“No evidence of what happened, including the coordinates of the alleged crossing of the Danish maritime border by the ship, was presented,” the declaration claimed.

There had actually been no prompt hazard versus the event or Bornholm, Danish protection priest Morten Bodskov informed neighborhood media.

“We must accept that the Baltic Sea is becoming a high-tension area,” Bodskov claimed.

Ukraine’s protection priest claimed last month that Ukraine had actually begun getting Harpoon rockets from Denmark, distribution that he claimed were the outcome of collaboration in between numerous nations. Western allies are providing Ukraine with tools to prevent Russian pressures that got into in late February.

On Friday, Ukraine claimed its pressures struck a Russian marine tugboat with 2 Harpoon rockets in the Black Sea, the very first time it has actually declared to have actually struck a Russian vessel with Western- provided anti-ship tools.

(Reuters – Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, Stine Jacobsen and also Nikolaj Skydsgaard; modifying by Angus MacSwan and also Grant McCool)

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