A Russian warship has twice violated NATO waters in an “unacceptable Russian provocation.”
According to the Danish military, a Russian corvette entered its territorial waters near the Baltic Sea island of Christiansoe in the early hours of Friday.
The Danish Defense Forces Defense Command said the warship departed after being contacted by the Danish Navy via maritime radio.
Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said the Russian ambassador had been summoned to protest the incident.
“The Russian ambassador has been told very clearly that this type of action is totally unacceptable,” Kofod said in a statement.
“We will not accept this kind of Russian provocation.”
He later wrote in a Twitter post: “It is an extremely irresponsible, rude and totally unacceptable Russian provocation.
“These bullying tactics don’t work in Denmark.”
He closed with the hashtag WeAreNATO.
Both Sweden and Denmark have reported airspace violations by Russian planes following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has warned the West not to use nuclear weapons if it feels threatened.
During his speech at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, the Russian leader said that while he does not threaten the world with nuclear weapons, he is ready to use them to protect his country.
The Russian President, looking sweaty and bloated during his lengthy speech, said: “One irresponsible politician would blurt something out, then another – at a very high level, by the way, at the level of, say, the Foreign Ministry’s top officials are hanging out on the issue .
“And we’re not supposed to say anything? We answer accordingly. As soon as we answer, [everyone] continues: “Look, Russia is threatening!”
“We are not threatening! But everyone needs to know that we have it and that we will use it if necessary to protect our sovereignty.”
His warning comes after last week when he was reportedly granted “urgent medical attention” as he was struck down by a “severe illness”.
The tyrant is said to have fallen ill while speaking to his military chiefs and suffered from “weakness and dizziness” as he got up from his desk after a 90-minute virtual session.
Meanwhile, Putin’s bloody war in Ukraine continues, which has claimed the lives of more than 30,000 Russian soldiers.
And as war rages on in the east, Russia has likely renewed its efforts to advance south of the town of Izium in the past 48 hours, the UK Ministry of Defense has said.
The ministry said its goal is to penetrate deeper into the Donetsk region and encircle the pocket around the embattled city of Sieverodonetsk from the north.
Ukraine said on Friday that its forces hit a Russian naval tugboat with two Harpoon missiles in the Black Sea, the first time it claims to have hit a Russian ship with western-supplied anti-ship weapons.
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