This is coolbert:
Moscow is going to be infuriated by this.
Denmark is all instances hoping and perhaps even praying for NATO backing in this case.
"Denmark to claim North Pole control based on ‘scientific data’"
All this based on a single underwater geological feature linking Greenland to the North Pole. OWNERSHIP!
"Denmark plans to claim partial control over the North Pole based on what it says is scientific data that shows Greenland’s continental shelf is linked to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean."
"Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark."
. . . .
"Several countries lay claims to areas of the North Pole, where significant amounts of undiscovered oil and natural gas resources are estimated to lie under the ground. Besides Denmark, the US, Russia, Norway and Canada are among those countries."
UNDISCOVERED AND ESTIMATED AND ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO EXTRACT GIVEN THE WEATHER OF THE REGION AND CURRENT TECHNOLOGY. AND HAVING ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE.
Denmark is now a major player on the world stage, engaging in geo-strategic and political machinations on a scale as only previously reserved to large nations with significant military potential?
Denmark having laid claim to Greenland for some time and conducting continual military sovereignty patrols [SOVPATS] as legally mandated by international treaties.
Russia has already made their claim, well, Copenhagen can too!!