Contents tagged with Sweden

  • Sweden boosts artillery shell production for Ukraine

    The Swedish government has entered into an agreement with the Nordic Ammunition Company, Nammo, to expand the production capacity of artillery ammunition in Sweden for supply to Ukraine, according to Sweden's Defence Materiel Administration (FMV).

    "This step is crucial for accelerating investments in industry production capacity," said FMV's head of armaments, Jonas Haggren, specifying that the agreement pertains to 155mm artillery shells.

    Haggren added that the agreement would also reduce …

  • Ukraine in talks with Sweden over potential Gripen aircraft supply

    Ukraine and Sweden are currently in talks regarding the potential supply of Gripen aircraft to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The discussions took place during a meeting between Ukraine's Minister of Defense, Rustem Umerov, his deputy Lieutenant General, Ivan Gavrilyuk, and the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Micael Byden, as reported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    "There continues to be fruitful bilateral work on the delivery of Gripen aircraft to us," stated Ivan …

  • Ukraine and Sweden agree to jointly produce and repair CV-90 IFVs

    Ukraine and Sweden have agreed to collaborate on the production and repair of the CV-90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) in Ukraine, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.

    Zelensky stated, "Today, we have finalized the agreement for the production and repair of the CV-90 in Ukraine, as well as other related matters. We will make every effort to ensure that the first CV-90 manufactured in Ukraine is produced as …

  • Putin: Russia has no problems with Finland and Sweden joining NATO

    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 …

  • Kremlin: Russia will consider Finland and Sweden adversaries if they join NATO

    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 increases military presence on Gotland island due to Russia's activity in the Baltic Sea

    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 …

  • Germany, Sweden and Poland expel Russian diplomats

    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 …

  • Poland receives final permit for construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    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 …

  • Sweden moves naval command to underground base to protect it from Russia

    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 …

  • Sweden strengthens air defense systems on Gotland island to counteract Russia

    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. …