The Russian nuclear submarine Dmitrij Donskoj sails sails under the Great Belt Bridge between Jyutland and Fun through Danish waters, near Korsor, on July 21, 2017, on it's way to Saint Petersburg to participate in the 100th anniversary of the Russian Navy, held in on 29th - 30th July. The submarine is 172 meters long and is thus the largest nuclear powered submarine in the world, and it's the first time it sails into the Baltic Sea. / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix Denmark AND Scanpix / Sarah Christine Noergaard / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read SARAH CHRISTINE NOERGAARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Denmark has announced plans to build a huge spy station intended to capture Russian communications amid heightened tensions between the Western military alliance NATO and rival Moscow.
Lars Findsen, chief of Denmark’s Defense Intelligence Service (FE), said Saturday the country was planning to build a nearly 280-foot-tall listening tower near Ostermarie, on the Danish island of Bornholm. The tower, almost the size of the Statue of Liberty, would reportedly be capable of intercepting radio signals across the Baltic Sea and in parts of Russia, whose military buildup has raised major concerns in the NATO-dominated region.
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“I would say that the initiative will strengthen FE’s ability to report Russia’s intentions towards Denmark, including Russia’s military ambitions in the Danish neighborhood,” Findsen told the official …
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