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Denmark at the focus for Arctic region superiority

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A few weeks ago, Danish authorities detained a Russian research vessel and confiscated the ship’s documents, according to a statement from the Russian embassy in Copenhagen. The Russian news agency RIA reported that 61 people were arrested, including researchers from the Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, while refueling at the port of Skagen. The Russian embassy stated that although the ship owned by the Russian Federation, which was used by the Institute for scientific purposes, it was detained by Denmark.

The seizure of the vessel was made as part of the ongoing activities of the Scandinavian country in the region but indicates a more complex status. Part of the tension between Denmark and Russia stems from the tension over the Arctic region, where Denmark is increasing its presence and commitment as part of the NATO alliance, especially towards the US. Denmark seeks to strengthen its course of action against government agencies for military purposes.

The struggle for influence in the Arctic is also reflected in the visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Copenhagen, where he praised Denmark’s’ major........

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