Uwe Ellemann Jensen, the former foreign minister of Denmark, said that Russia has managed under President Vladimir Putin to regain its status as a military superpower.
He added, in an article for Berlingske newspaper, that Russia has modernized and well trained its ground forces, and the effectiveness of these forces has been clearly demonstrated in Syria.
The former minister appreciated highly the modernization of the Russian air force, especially the air defense system. He stressed that Russia remains a superpower as well, thanks to its nuclear arsenal.
However, the author of the article sees some weaknesses in the Russian military-industrial complex. He pointed out that the Russian naval forces are not suitable to carry out major war operations in global oceans, but at the same time they possess modern and well-armed submarines.