MOSCOW, 15 Oct — PRIME. Denmark should strengthen its presence in the Baltic Sea region after the attacks on Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said.
The Baltic is becoming increasingly important when it comes to defense and security policy, she said.
“Therefore, the government considers and draws the attention of the parties in the Danish parliament that in the future defense settlement, close attention should be paid to the Baltic Sea … We need to know more about what is happening in the Baltic Sea region. Therefore, the government’s recommendations will be to we have strengthened monitoring and presence at sea and over the sea,” Danish Radio quoted the prime minister as saying.
Danish radio noted that such a need arose after the recent terrorist attacks on the Nord Stream.
Reuters previously reported that Sweden is cooperating with Germany and Denmark in the framework of the Nord Stream investigation.
Earlier, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod announced the government’s determination to refuse Russia’s participation in the investigation of the sabotage and the identification of those responsible.
As the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova stated, only if Russia is involved in the investigation of terrorist attacks can it be considered reliable and objective.
The attacks took place on September 26 at once on two Russian export gas pipelines to Europe – Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency on gas pipelines is unprecedented and it is impossible to estimate the repair time. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation initiated a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.