Contents tagged with Denmark

  • Denmark refuses to grant permission for construction of Nord Stream 2 in its territory

    Denmark has refused to grant permission for the construction of the Nord stream-2 gas pipeline in its territory, reported  the Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz on its twitter account.

    “Gazprom has received another refusal from Denmark regarding  the route of the Nord stream-2, " reads the post of Naftogaz on Twitter.

    The Head of Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolyev also confirmed the information.

    "Gazprom has received another refusal from Denmark regarding the Nord Stream-2 route. Of …

  • Denmark refuses to authorize Nord Stream 2

    Denmark is threatening to make things difficult for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Russia has already laid one third of the pipeline alongside this small Scandinavian country, but Denmark has still not given permission for construction. Experts are predicting that Russia will lose its temper, because the delays are causing huge unforeseen costs. Denmark, on the other hand, is struggling to decide who to side with – neighboring Germany or the powerful US.

    The political fears …

  • Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland to allocate $14 million for the Donbas

    The Governments of Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland announced the launch of the project which will provide for $14 million in aid to the Donbas, stated the website of the United Nations Development Program or UNDP. 

    "The conflict in eastern Ukraine, dragging into its fifth year, has had a significant impact on civilians, including over 3,300 men, women and children killed, up to 9,000 injured since 2014, 1.5 million people internally displaced and many others facing the challenges of living in …

  • Russian court sentences a Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison

    On Wednesday, a Russian court found a Jehovah's Witness guilty of extremism and sentenced him to six years in prison, stated a representative of the Christian Denomination.

    The United States and the European Union called the case of Danish citizen Dennis Christensen “a litmus test” for religious freedom in Russia and a new spiral in the intensifying confrontation with the West.

    Christensen, the first Jehovah’s Witness arrested for extremism in Russia, pleaded not guilty.

    “Unfortunately, this …

  • Czech and Danish Foreign Ministers to visit Donbas

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on their website that on January 29, the Czech Foreign Minister, Tomash Petrschíček and Denmark’s, Anders Samuelsen, accompanied by their Ukrainian colleague,  would visit Mariupol to get acquainted with the situation in the region.

    As noted, the visit will consist of receiving relevant information about security policy, the humanitarian and socio-economic situation in the area of operations of the Ukrainian Joint Forces, the Russian military …

  • 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 ( …