Russia threatens to nuke Danish ships

Envoy offers harsh warning to Scandinavian country currently mulling NATO membership

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to Denmark has said Moscow could send nuclear missiles against ships from the Scandinavian NATO country if it joins the alliance’s missile defense system.

Ambassador Mikhail Vanin’s comments, published in newspaper Jyllands-Posten Saturday, prompted an angry response from Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard.

“I do not think Danes fully understand the consequences of what happens if Denmark joins the US-led missile defense. If this happens, Danish warships become targets for Russian nuclear missiles,” Vanin was quoted as saying by the daily.

Should Danes join “we risk considering each other as enemies,” he added.

Full article: Russia threatens to nuke Danish ships (The Times of Israel)

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