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Former Foreign Minister of Denmark: Russia is strengthening the army, as it showed itself mediocre in the war with Georgia

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Former Foreign Minister of Denmark: Russia is strengthening the army, as it showed itself mediocre in the war with Georgia

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The Danish press has published material that examines the military component of the Russian Federation. It is noteworthy that, describing the situation with weapons in the Russian Federation, the Danish author reports that his analysis is based on reading the books "Russia as a military superpower" and ... detectives by Hokan Nesser. In particular, it is said that if we consider the military power of Russia and the events in the works of the Swedish writer Nesser, then “there is a feeling of danger from what could happen near the borders of Denmark - for example, on the island of Gotland”.

The Danish expert, and this is the former Foreign Minister of Denmark (1982-1993) Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, writes that the very term "Russia is a military superpower" can be perceived as something that has managed to set the teeth on edge. But, according to Mr. Jensen, this should be taken very seriously.

According to him, "Russia is tearing off large resources from its economy in order to strengthen the army."

Ex-Foreign Minister of Denmark:

She (Russia) is doing this because the Russian army has shown itself to be mediocre in the war with Georgia. And now things have gone far, as Moscow clearly wants to correct past mistakes.

It is worth recalling that the war with Georgia began with an attack by Georgian troops on Tskhinval and shelling of a garrison of Russian peacekeepers. The war lasted for 5 days, and only a political decision stopped the Russian troops, preventing them from reaching Tbilisi.

According to Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, during the reign of Vladimir Putin in Russia, Russia is doing its best to restore the status of a military superpower.

Jensen:

And she succeeds in many ways.

According to the ex-minister of the Danish government, Russia "was able to conquer Crimea without firing a single shot - so that the rest of the world did not even have time to react."

Now, as it turns out, the Danish retired politician, who has taken up a journalistic pen, is concerned about the question of whether Russia will go for "new conquests." In particular, the example is given of the very island of Gotland, which, as we recall, at the beginning of the XNUMXth century for some time became a province of the Russian Empire. An excerpt from a literary work is cited as an example, which says that the inhabitants of Gotland (now Sweden) themselves call that period "the most peaceful occupation." An allusion to the fact that the inhabitants of Gotland are "loyal to Russia."

According to Jensen, measures must be taken to prevent a military confrontation with Russia.

Ex-Foreign Minister of Denmark:

It should be borne in mind that the Russian authorities have always sought to solve internal problems by starting military operations against their neighbors. Russia has paranoid versions that the United States is trying to prevent it from developing with “color revolutions” near its borders. This is how the invasions of Georgia and Ukraine were carried out. And we need to develop such a position so that the aggressor thinks three times before deciding to attack.

In this regard, Mr. Jensen in the year of his 80th birthday should have wished to read less conspiracy literature and still go to reality. And in this reality, Russia does not have any intentions to "capture Gotland", but the collective West has intentions to restrain Russia and seek its weakening by all means and exist to this day - and the very "color revolutions" along the perimeter of Russia are not arranged at all for democratization of Russian neighbors ...
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. sergo1914
    sergo1914 29 January 2021 07: 30
    +9
    An allusion to the fact that the inhabitants of Gotland are "loyal to Russia."


    R - Referendum.
    1. Finches
      Finches 29 January 2021 07: 47
      +10
      For centuries, Russia dreamed of attacking and annexing Denmark laughing
      1. novel66
        novel66 29 January 2021 07: 52
        +4
        and there is at least where to put boots?
        1. Fitter65
          Fitter65 29 January 2021 08: 41
          +4
          Quote: novel xnumx
          and there is at least where to put boots?

          There is not only where to put the boots, Greenland alone is worth something. By the way, our soldiers liberated the territory of Denmark from the Nazis. Bonholm Island, and how they liberated this island back to the Danes.
          1. novel66
            novel66 29 January 2021 08: 43
            +2
            and how they liberated this island back to the Danes.

            [media = https: //vk.com/video175210746_456239530]
      2. letinant
        letinant 29 January 2021 07: 58
        +6
        Another attempt to "put panties on your head", then walk with an air of importance and discuss people who have dressed this piece of clothing correctly.
        1. Poetry
          Poetry 30 January 2021 18: 55
          +1
          In general, it is strange to hear something like that from the Danes, who are champions in delivery. According to some sources 4 hours, according to others 6 hours. Exactly how long they resisted the Wehrmacht. People woke up in the morning, and there were flags with a swastika hanging. Warriors are shitty! ..
      3. Civil
        Civil 29 January 2021 08: 56
        -12%
        Quote: Finches
        For centuries, Russia dreamed of attacking and annexing Denmark laughing

        Denmark average salary of 3100 euros or 285 606 rubles.
        Russia average salary is 471 euros or 43 rubles.

        So funny laughing laughing lol
        1. dragy52rus
          dragy52rus 29 January 2021 10: 19
          +3
          and where, the average price of rent, a liter of gasoline, medicine, a receipt from the store, etc.?
          1. sergo1914
            sergo1914 29 January 2021 11: 51
            -1
            Quote: dragy52rus
            and where, the average price of rent, a liter of gasoline, medicine, a receipt from the store, etc.?


            Gasoline 136 they have, under 50 we have (95). Not 6 times. About medicine - it's funny.
            1. dragy52rus
              dragy52rus 29 January 2021 12: 37
              0
              and that only stopped on gasoline? or is there a bigger difference?
              what's funny about medicine?
        2. Vadim Ananyin
          Vadim Ananyin 30 January 2021 17: 27
          0
          What can you do yourself? On taku zrp?
        3. Comrade Kim
          Comrade Kim 31 January 2021 00: 44
          +1
          You're lying. The average salary in the Russian Federation is less, and the median is generally lower than RUB 25.
          But this has nothing to do with the article.

          "The war lasted 5 days, and only a political decision stopped the Russian troops, preventing them from reaching Tbilisi."

          Sarkozy rushed to Moscow, asked VV, and not the boasting ("I gave the order to start the operation") Mendel to stop the troops.
          Sarkozy swore to fulfill the requirements of the BB, but he could not (did not want to) everything.
          So grannies, on the bench at the entrance they said.

          It is a pity, of course, that the Georgians were not given a show trial of Mishiko.
          It would be nice for everyone to see a fighter with a noose around his neck.
    2. Civil
      Civil 29 January 2021 07: 50
      -15%
      In the light of domestic political problems, it is quite realistic to expect a "small victorious war." But hardly for Gotland.
      1. Fitter65
        Fitter65 29 January 2021 10: 20
        -1
        Quote: Civil
        In the light of domestic political problems, it is quite realistic to expect a "small victorious war." But hardly for Gotland.

        Do you think that Denmark will decide to take such a step after all?
    3. figwam
      figwam 29 January 2021 07: 50
      +4
      Moscow clearly wants to correct past mistakes.

      Already given corrected.
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    1. cniza
      cniza 29 January 2021 08: 52
      +4
      It seems to me everything is easier, the brains are not wrapped up to analyze the realities, but only to read other people's thoughts ...
      Good time! hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 29 January 2021 09: 24
        +2
        Hi soldier
        Foreign experts, politicians, the magazine is cut off, don't understand what they think they are! They read our thoughts, they know and understand everything ??? Ha, ha, ha, on their part, they say, it's like a shot, not even in "milk" ... missed the mark, in general.
        They are their delirium, they are trying to broadcast on us and they themselves are overexcited from this fool
        1. cniza
          cniza 29 January 2021 11: 33
          +2
          That's just the point, some are trying to predict the situation in our country, never having visited it ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 29 January 2021 11: 38
            +1
            They did not, do not know and do not want to learn to understand others !!!
            For that, they will be shoved away, with a face about a table!
            Our ancestors taught them to understand, we need to continue this educational process!
            1. cniza
              cniza 29 January 2021 11: 49
              +2
              Yes, at least once every 100 years I had to remind them, and then they are forgotten again, apparently the next time is coming, but I would not want to ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 29 January 2021 11: 52
                +1
                Each next lesson is expensive and even more expensive !!!
                There is a limit, which is not worth going beyond, so that the lesson is not finite, for everyone.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 29 January 2021 12: 16
                  +2
                  Yes, we all understand that this can be the last of words - for everyone and absolutely the last ..., I really would not like ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 29 January 2021 12: 37
                    +1
                    Unfortunately, not everything depends on us.
                    1. cniza
                      cniza 29 January 2021 12: 55
                      +1
                      That's the point of the "players" becoming more and more ...
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 29 January 2021 13: 18
                        +1
                        Well, yes, we only dream about peace, now ... however, it has been like this for a long time, since the beginning of time !!!
                      2. cniza
                        cniza 29 January 2021 13: 24
                        +2
                        And what is left for countries to do, the only defense of sovereignty from the United States is J.O. , there is no other option ...
  3. Pereira
    Pereira 29 January 2021 09: 09
    +1
    The Danes and I have not settled for Arkona. So it's genetic memory that keeps you awake.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 29 January 2021 09: 36
      0
      Cases of bygone days .... if you delve into the past and fresher events will be found for which you can present.
  • Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 29 January 2021 07: 44
    +5
    Grandpa fell out of reality ... When it was, that Georgia ... Since then, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. The then lieutenants became majors. And even higher. And the army has changed radically. I became better ... Faster, more equipped, more motivated. Armament, communications, equipment. Training, finally.
    1. Dmitriy69
      Dmitriy69 29 January 2021 09: 04
      +3
      Yes, and that "bad army" rolled the Georgian one with its NATO standards to zero in 5 days without preliminary preparation and multiple superiority of the latter in terms of numbers in the theater of operations. Only by the end of the zavorushki barely reaching parity.
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  • Moonsund
    Moonsund 29 January 2021 07: 47
    +19
    There are no Russian tanks on the border between the USA and Mexico, but there are American ones on the border with the Baltic states. Everything you need to know about Russia's "conquest plans", 80-year-old fart
    1. novel66
      novel66 29 January 2021 07: 53
      +7
      but do not confuse aggressive tanks with purely defensive ones!
  • Humpty
    Humpty 29 January 2021 07: 54
    +2
    I would like to give the Dane an answer as in a joke grandfather annoying grandson who does not fall asleep and gets bored with questions about war photographs and a checker on the wall.
    - Sleep ch.mo!
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 29 January 2021 08: 00
    +2
    What is wrong in the Danish kingdom, since they are talking about Russia. And, let them bark, we are no strangers.
  • Slipper 2
    Slipper 2 29 January 2021 08: 01
    0
    What is not something else out there, what are they doing to them?
  • 7,62x54
    7,62x54 29 January 2021 08: 07
    +2
    It’s surprising how they didn’t mention Russia's "aggression" in the Arctic. Or is the author of the opus still studying and analyzing the situation?
    1. cniza
      cniza 29 January 2021 08: 49
      +4
      There is no book on this topic. laughing
  • Vitaly
    Vitaly 29 January 2021 08: 09
    -1
    Rest in peace!
  • aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 January 2021 08: 12
    +3
    How many soldiers are there in the Danish army? bully
    Uffe Ellemann-Jensen
    It would be silent to itself in a rag. bully
    1. Humpty
      Humpty 29 January 2021 08: 21
      +4
      Quote: aszzz888
      It would be silent to itself in a rag.

      Remind them that "the Russian Cossack feeds on the blood of babies", they will really believe again. The Danes are really that kind of people. They laugh a little over them and in Europe, not so much as over the Valons and Czechs, but they also notice some "originality".
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 29 January 2021 08: 23
        +1

        Humpty (Alexander)
        Today, 08: 21

        +1
        Quote: aszzz888
        It would be silent to itself in a rag.

        Remind them that "the Russian Cossack feeds on the blood of babies", they will really believe again. The Danes are really that kind of people. They laugh a little over them and in Europe, not so much as over the Valonians and Czechs, but they also notice some "identity".
        Here I am about the same, let them silently deal with their "originality". wink
  • cniza
    cniza 29 January 2021 08: 49
    +1
    And we need to develop such a position so that the aggressor thinks three times before deciding to attack.


    You all need to be treated, and then work out a position ...
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 29 January 2021 09: 10
      +3
      Quote: cniza
      You all need to be treated, and then work out a position

      It DOESN'T CURE ... Only with a boot lower than the back, then enlightenment comes. Not for long.
      1. cniza
        cniza 29 January 2021 09: 12
        +1
        This is also a method of treatment and even one of the most effective. yes
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 29 January 2021 09: 31
    0
    Yes, they have already returned the status of a superpower. I have an acquaintance of an "oil-loading" company in Denmark. Whose gasoline does the author drive?
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 29 January 2021 17: 10
      0
      An acquaintance works as an assistant to a refueller at a gas station комп And his oil company is the same tankers as he is? Well then, of course, he is a very important bump. laughing
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 29 January 2021 18: 39
        0
        Oil, gasoline is marine fuel, but I really started with a gas station, but my own. For 25 years it has risen, well done!
  • Victorio
    Victorio 29 January 2021 09: 32
    0
    tireless work on the image of the enemy
  • wow
    wow 29 January 2021 09: 35
    +1
    You "brave" Danes showed yourself very strongly in 1940, you fought for 30 minutes!
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 January 2021 09: 53
    0
    as she showed herself mediocre in the war with Georgia
    And this nonsense is being said by the ex-Foreign Minister of Denmark, a country that surrendered to Hitler within 6 hours. It took the Russian army 5 days to bring Georgia, pumped up by American and Israeli weapons, to life.
  • Irbenwolf
    Irbenwolf 29 January 2021 10: 20
    +1
    Obviously, the army began to overhaul after 2008, but ... that was 13 years ago! Have you noticed !!! The Danish Foreign Ministry operates on brake fluid.
  • Ramadan
    Ramadan 29 January 2021 10: 43
    +1
    It seems to me that this is either just another blatant hypocrisy about the Russian Federation's aggression against its neighbors, and even more so about plans to attack Denmark, or we are dealing with people who are so sick with paranoia that no persuasion will help here. And this applies mainly to very elderly politicians who lived at the height of the Cold War, but could not get out of it. So they continue to "fight" already being retired. The same is true in the United States, look who is now in power by age and aggression.
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 29 January 2021 15: 56
    0
    The descendant of the Vikings clearly has head problems. It is necessary to eat less hallucogenic mushrooms. laughing
  • razved
    razved 29 January 2021 20: 23
    0
    Another paid mantra about the Russian threat from an old Russophobe
  • Roma 1977
    Roma 1977 30 January 2021 08: 54
    0
    To understand the problem: this is the same Denmark, where the giraffe was killed, butchered and fed to lions in front of the children, and they consider it normal.