The Kingdom of Denmark plans to increase military spending after the Russian Federation deployed anti-ballistic missile systems in the Kaliningrad region.
The Russian Federation deployed in the Kalinningrad region Russian S-400 missile systems, operational-tactical Iskander missile systems, Bastion and Bal coastal missile systems, and 2 missile corvettes (Zelenyy Dol and Serpukhov) equipped with Kalibr NK missiles.
The head of the Defense Ministry of the Denmark Kingdom, Claus Hjort Frederiksen states in an interview with the local newspaper Berlingske that this is considered as potential threat by the Danish Government.
“We can see today that the Russians are deploying new missiles in Kaliningrad which can reach Copenhagen. Of course, it is a serious threat,” said the Minister.
The Minister noted that Denmark can’t increase military spending to 2% of GDP.
“We are under considerable pressure from both Obama’s Administration, and we understand him, and, as we understand, from the future administration of President Trump to increase spending to 2%,” said Claus Hjort Frederiksen.
At the end of 2016 the Danish Government offered to send two hundred troops to Estonia as part of a NATO plan to strengthen the alliance’s presence in Eastern Europe.