Russia has every right to build up its military power in its northern territories, where the melting ice has opened up new opportunities for shipping. But this also cannot but worry other countries that have access to the Arctic, especially since it is there that Moscow will place its most terrible weapon.
This is the opinion of Jorgen Ullerup, a columnist for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
The Danish press expresses particular concern about the appearance of the Poseidon nuclear torpedo at the Russian Armed Forces, which is capable of causing giant tsunami waves contaminated with radiation and flooding large, densely populated cities on the coast. After the Doomsday strike with this weapon on coastal settlements, it will be impossible to live in them for decades.
The author has watched this Russian saber-rattling over the past few years, and it reminds him of the Cold War. Then the big powers, the USSR and the USA, were competing with each other in the arms race. Today this is repeated again, only the Soviet Union became the Russian Federation, and a third - China - joined these two rivals.
Another feature of the modern Cold War, says Ullerup, is the “hypersonic revolution,” that is, the emergence of hypersonic weapons among the superpowers, rendering enemy missile defenses useless.
According to former US Navy Minister Thomas Modley, which he told reporters on CNN, hypersound will soon change military strategy in the same way that nuclear weapons did in the last century.