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Denmark considers drafting women into army

Denmark considers drafting women into army Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

The Danish government is considering the possibility of conscripting women into the military, according to the Minister of Defense of Denmark, Troels Lund Poulsen.

"I have made a lot of effort to discuss models of how we can achieve full equality for women. But I also recognize that this should happen after the next general elections, because some parties do not want it to happen on this side of the elections," he said.

According to the minister, Copenhagen urgently needs to reach an agreement, as Russia has invaded Ukraine, and Denmark needs to rearm.

Currently, service for women in the Danish army is voluntary.

NATO countries prepare for conflict with Russia

The German Bild previously published a scenario of military exercises in Germany. According to it, the German armed forces are practicing actions in case of a hybrid attack by Russia on the eastern flank of NATO.

NATO rushed to reassure Bild readers, stating that this scenario is merely a hypothetical situation used to test military capabilities in the region.

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense also responded to the publication, emphasizing that there is currently no threat of a Russian attack on NATO countries. Moscow, they say, is fully focused on the war in Ukraine, and there is no reason to believe that it plans to expand the conflict.

Furthermore, the Czech government has repeatedly said that Moscow poses a direct threat to the security of Europe. In their opinion, Russia's aggressive policy, demonstrated during the invasion of Ukraine, destabilizes the entire continent.