Denmark looks to phase out Russian gas

It is also looking to increase its defence spending

Big Zero Report 2022

Denmark has stated its desire to phase out Russian gas, with the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen held a conference in Copenhagen yesterday, outlining the Scandinavian nation’s desire to decrease its reliance on Russian energy and increase its defence budget.

She stated: “Putin’s pointless and brutal attack on Ukraine has heralded a new era in Europe, a new reality.

“Ukraine’s struggle is not just Ukraine’s, it’s a test of strength for everything we believe in, our values, democracy, human rights, peace and freedom.”

An aim for the country to become independent of Russian gas was announced as a priority but a deadline was not given.

The country follows Germany in increasing defence spending and lowering its need for Russian energy supplies.

Denmark will increase defence spending to reach 2% of its GDP by 2033.

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