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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no problems with Finland and Sweden, and the accession of these countries to NATO does not pose a threat to Moscow.
"But the expansion of military infrastructure into this territory (Finland and Sweden) will certainly cause our response. What it will be, we will look at the threats that will be created for us, " said Putin at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
He believes that the expansion of NATO is a …
If Finland and Sweden join NATO, then Russia will have more "officially registered adversaries,“ said the deputy head of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, on Telegram.
According to him, if Sweden and Finland join NATO, the length of the land borders of the Alliance with the Russian Federation will more than double.
Medvedev said that in the face of this threat Russia will have to seriously strengthen its ground and air defense forces, as well as deploy significant naval forces to …
Sweden's Armed Forces have beefed up their units on the island of Gotland amid growing Russian military activity in the Baltic Sea. Earlier this week, Danish media reported that three ships of the Russian Navy entered the Baltic Sea through the Danish Great Belt Strait, DW reported.
The Swedish public broadcaster SVT published footage showing the arrival of military personnel and equipment in the island. The troops and equipment were delivered by ferry to the administrative center of the …
The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared persona non grata one of the employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin, announced the representative of the German Foreign Ministry on Monday, February 8. According to him, this step was a response of the German government to the expulsion of one of the employees of the German Embassy in Moscow and diplomats of other EU countries.
The German Foreign Ministry spokesman called Moscow's decision "unjustified" and noted that the German diplomat …
The Swedish government has approved the construction of the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe pipeline, through which Norwegian gas will go to Poland, reported the Polish gas pipelines operator Gaz-System, which is building the pipeline together with the Danish company Energinet SOV.
About 85 kilometer of pipeline will be in Sweden's exclusive economic zone. In general, the length of the underwater part of the pipeline, which will be laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, will be about 275 …
The headquarters of the Swedish Navy have been relocated to an underground base on Muskö island, 40 km from Stockholm, The Guardian reports, citing a naval spokesperson.
“The Muskö base is unique from a fortification perspective, it is an underground area as big as the old town in Stockholm,” said Remecca Landberg, head of communications for the Swedish Navy.
She pointed out that the naval command must be reliable and function even under attack, which makes Muskö the “best option”. “The armed …
On July 1, Swedish Armed Forces reported that Swedish authorities had strengthened air defense on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The new surface-to-air missile system has been deployed on the island due to the tense relations with Russia. The new system that is produced by Saab company will replace a previously used mobile air defense system.
"From a military-strategic point of view, Gotland is an important region," said the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, Micael Bydén. …
Russia expelled two Swedish diplomats, reports Expressen newspaper quoting the spokesperson of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Patric Nilsson.
He called this decision "a response to the refusal to grant a Swedish visa to a Russian diplomat."
TASS news agency reported that the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, also called the expulsion of diplomats a retaliation measure.
In December last year, Reuters news agency reported about the expulsion of …
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's conducted telephone conversation with Swedish Prime Minister Kjell Stefan Löfven, according to a report published on the Ukrainian President’s website.
Ukrainian President highly appreciated Sweden's unwavering position in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and expressed gratitude for the practical assistance of the Swedish side in overcoming the consequences of the Russian aggression and the implementation of the reform policy in …
The Swedish Security Service report states that Russia is the main threat to the national security of Sweden. The document also notes the increased activity of extremist groups.
“Russia has developed the doctrine of the grey zone, which means that it wants to influence Sweden and other states without initiating armed conflict. As a part of the doctrine, they constantly collect confidential data that can be used to destabilize the country," said, the head of counterintelligence, Daniel Stenling, …