Danish defense minister says it will take many years to improve relationship with Russia

Danish minister of defense Claus Hjort Frederiksen on Monday:

Russia has chosen a path fundamentally different from ours. A path where international cooperation has become a zero sum game. […] Furthermore, Moscow has demonstrated an appetite for taking risks. I find it disturbing that that we now face a situation with much less dialogue between Russia and the West than during the Cold War. […] It could take many years for the relationship to improve.

The entire speech is available in English from the ministry’s website. Some of the arguments are simplistic, and it always makes me reluctant when anybody claims to represent “freedom”. But the minister is absolutely correct in stating that the situation is dangerous, and that it will take a long time to improve the relationship.

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