Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield

The flagship of Russia’s Nothern Fleet, heavy nuclear missile cruiser ‘Pyotr Veliky’

(SOURCE)  Russia has threatened to target Denmark’s warships with nuclear weapons if the Scandinavian nation becomes a member of Nato’s missile defence shield.

In comments which have been met with anger in Copenhagen, the Russian ambassador to Denmark said a move towards better integration with the Western alliance would make it a “threat to Russia”, and that it would have to accept the consequences.

Mikhail Vanin told the told Jyllands-Posten newspaper: “I do not think that the Danes fully understand the consequences if Denmark joins the US-led missile defence shield. If that happens, Danish warships become targets for Russian nuclear missiles.”

According to a translation by the Copenhagen Post, Vanin added that while such a move would be “Denmark’s decision”, “relations with Russia will be damaged” and it would “lose both money and security”.

The threat comes amid a backdrop of heightened tension across eastern Europe, as last night David Cameron and other EU leaders agreed to extend sanctions against Russia until the terms of a Ukraine ceasefire agreement are met.

And Martin Lidegaard, the Danish foreign minister, denounced the Russian diplomat’s use of threats.

“This is obviously unacceptable,” he said. “Russia knows very well that Nato’s missile defence system is defensive. We disagree with Russia on many important things, but it is important that the tone between us remains as positive as possible.”

British official arriving in Brussels yesterday prepared to put forward Mr Cameron’s plan for a £20 million fund designed to help strengthen democratic institutions across states that could be under immediate threat of intimidation from the Kremlin.

“The long-term interest for the UK is that we see strong and stable states on the borders of Eastern Europe,” one official said. “It is a long-term investment to prevent the next Ukraine.”

In the Baltics, fears of an attack ordered by Vladimir Putin have escalated to the point where Lithuania – which doesn’t even have a land border with mainland Russia – has introduced military conscription.

Between Lithuania and Russia lies Belarus –headed by pro-Russian President Aleksander Lukashenko. It supports Russian bases, which have been bolstering their numbers in recent weeks.

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite said it was a “necessity” for the country to pass a bill allowing conscription to bolster its army of just 15,000.

Defence minister Jonas Vytautas Zukas said: “A critical shortage of soldiers prevents us from being properly prepared and poses a real threat to our national sovereignty.”

2 thoughts on “Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield

  1. Do you think we will have WWIII before the rapture? It seems that Israel is in the center of all news and everyone around her is talking about nuclear bombs. I am thinking of two possibilities right now that could bring about war on Israel. One would be that the US does go ahead with signing a very bad Iran deal. After awhile Iran will have a bomb and Israel will protect herself and attack Iran. Other nations could use Israel’s actions as an excuse to attack Israel. Second thought is the UN could tell Israel they have to agree to a two state treaty with Palestine and the US does not side with Israel. I believe that Israel would ignore the UN and continue to occupy and build on the West Bank. This could cause other nations to rise against Israel. I don’t know but I can’t help but try and puzzle it all together. Watching the major players of the end times rise to power is jaw dropping, scary and exciting all at once!

  2. I think that maybe we are already in WWIII. Israel will be the center of attention in the end times. As far as how a nuclear war could start, its anyone’s guess, but almost anything could trigger it.

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