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Denmark has approved a plan to increase military spending

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The Danish Parliament approved a plan to increase the defense spending of the kingdom in the next six to 12,8 billion crowns ($ 2,14 billion), reports TASS.


Denmark has approved a plan to increase military spending


The threat posed by Russia is real, and it is growing. We must demonstrate determination in strengthening our defense capability, and we have that determination,
said the head of the Danish cabinet minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

According to the government, funding will not be evenly distributed. “If in 2017, the budget of the Danish Ministry of Defense amounted to 21,7 billion crowns ($ 3,6 billion), then in 2018, this amount will be increased by 800 million crowns ($ 134 million), and in 2023, by 4,8 billion CZK ($ 800 million). Thus, as indicated in the ministry itself, by the end of the six-year term, the size of the annual defense budget will increase by 20% compared to the 2017 year, ”explains Ritzaus Agency.

It is estimated that by the year 2023 Denmark will spend 1,3% of its GDP on defense compared to the current 1,17%. The government stressed that Denmark will increase this figure for the first time since the end of the Cold War (recall that NATO is a kingdom, requires its members to bring military spending to 2% of GDP by 2024 year).

It is reported that, of the funds allocated, $ 233 million are intended to combat cyber threats, including the creation of a center that will specialize in this area. 50% will also increase funding for international operations in which Denmark participates.

In addition, the strength of the Danish Armed Forces will be increased from 20 to 20,7 thousand by creating a new brigade equipped with new military equipment. In this regard, the annual number of recruits will increase from 4-x to 4,5 thousand.
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  1. Oznob
    Oznob 29 January 2018 10: 00
    +3
    This type of arms race imposed on the USSR only in the opposite direction?
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 29 January 2018 10: 17
      +7
      If there weren’t Russia, it should have been invented laughing
      The threat posed by Russia is real, and it is growing. We must demonstrate determination in strengthening our defense capability, and we have that determination,

      Under this business, many miraculous towers will grow on the shores of world resorts among NATO generals. laughing
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 29 January 2018 10: 54
        +6
        It seems that Greenland has gathered to defend it, they are afraid that we will chop it off or hold a referendum. smile
  2. Dormidont
    Dormidont 29 January 2018 10: 00
    +4
    Poor Yorick, poor Yorick ...
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 29 January 2018 10: 09
      +6
      Well, not all is well in the Kingdom of Denmark, especially with the head of its current leaders pierced by Russophobia.
      1. Alex-a832
        Alex-a832 29 January 2018 10: 44
        +3
        As I understand it, this is for the acquisition of American illiquid assets such as F35. We can congratulate Danish taxpayers for their significant contribution to the US economy and Amer’s arms lobby. And the Russians put such a thick bolt on Denmark - it threatens to crush Denmark with its weight - this is a real Russian threat!
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 29 January 2018 10: 05
    +5
    The threat posed by Russia is real, and it is growing.
    The Baltic-Maidan Russophobic-schizophrenic ghost roams Europe. Kukunder rides everywhere
  4. MoJloT
    MoJloT 29 January 2018 10: 05
    +3
    Now the Danish Army Orchestra will be able to allow bows
  5. AnpeL
    AnpeL 29 January 2018 10: 07
    +1
    militarized and embittered kopen
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 January 2018 10: 16
    +5
    We must show determination
    From such a “determination” Denmark Denmark will not get worse, but Denmark will shake its wallet a little. Just do not tell me that they live richly and they have "money not chickens ...". Extra money does not happen. And Russophobia is a contagious disease, and with the speed of an epidemic, it is striding across the Western world.
  7. zyzx
    zyzx 29 January 2018 10: 20
    +2
    As I already wrote, well, why does Russia still need northern territories? Where to get a walrus tusk or with polar bears we have to play catch-up. But something warmer to annex, it makes sense.
  8. dedBoroded
    dedBoroded 29 January 2018 10: 22
    +3
    For two hundred years Denmark served as a supplier of princesses / queens to the Russian court, and for the last hundred years no one has touched her at all. Where does this nonsense come from?
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 29 January 2018 11: 06
    0
    Liberal - democratic - tolerant infection creeps across all borders !!!
    If immunity is weak, the disease progresses!
    Why the hell are we Denmark ... that they will place anything from NATO there will just be another target for a retaliatory strike !!!
    In short, some kind of game!
  10. Labor
    Labor 29 January 2018 11: 08
    +1
    At first, the struggle was with the communists, now it’s just with Russia, although China and the communist no one are fighting with it. Well, as an eyesore we are on the world map.
    1. dedBoroded
      dedBoroded 29 January 2018 11: 29
      +1
      Rather a tidbit for the Deriban, and a thorn on the other side of the Atlantic.
  11. taiga2018
    taiga2018 29 January 2018 11: 31
    0
    and these same ones, it would be better if they also increased military spending before the Second World War, and did not lie under Germany, spreading the rolls, trying to enjoy ...
  12. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley 29 January 2018 11: 36
    +1
    The threat posed by Russia is real, and it is growing. We must demonstrate determination in strengthening our defense capability, and we have that determination,
    said the head of the Danish cabinet minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

    Caricature of Danish artist Herluf Bidstrup (mid XX century):
  13. Guru
    Guru 29 January 2018 12: 18
    0
    We must demonstrate determination in strengthening our defense capabilities, and we have such determination,
    Moska also had the determination to bark at an elephant. ;)
  14. Simon
    Simon 30 January 2018 07: 38
    +1
    Oh, eat this budget Denmark! fool laughing