The Swiss publication Neue Zürcher Zeitung announced that the US authorities plan to provide assistance to Greenland in the amount of $ 12 million. Some policy Copenhagen considers this gesture to be provocative - the United States, they say, is trying to catch the last train car following Russia and China, which are investing heavily in the development of the Arctic.
Last summer, Trump casually offered Denmark to sell him Greenland, now official Washington plans to officially gain a foothold on this large ice island. For the United States, 12 million is a relatively small amount, but for the islanders it is substantial money.
Shortly before that, the American ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, in a commentary on the online magazine Altinget criticized Russia for its aggressive behavior and increasing military capabilities in the Arctic, as well as China for persistently promoting its selfish economic interests. The United States, according to Sands, is committed to developing the Arctic based on transparency and democratic values.
In addition, Greenland is important for the United States from a military-strategic point of view in the Arctic region. Thus, according to the Swiss media, the United States, providing assistance to Greenland, raises the "hornet's nest" of Russia and China, striving for economic and military domination of the Arctic Circle.