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"Russian threat" forced Sweden to fork out for defense

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The Swedish center-left minority government reached an agreement with two opposition parties to increase military spending on the 2018 year "amid growing tensions in relations between Sweden and Russia in the Baltic region," reports RT With reference to the British newspaper The Independent.



Next year, the Swedish defense ministry will receive an extra 2 billion crowns (one crown equals $ 0,12). It has been decided to keep this increased budget over the next 3 years.

As the newspaper noted, “The Swedish Armed Forces, which have been underfunded for many years, need these funds in order to meet the high demands on their operational capabilities.”

The publication reminds that the Swedish Defense Ministry resumed the call and deployed troops "to the strategically important island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea."

Sweden is also moving closer to NATO, despite the government’s announcement that the country’s inability to join the North Atlantic alliance is currently impossible.
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AFP / EAST NEWS
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  1. St Petrov
    St Petrov 22 August 2017 15: 22
    +6
    Russia is like that. What is not a year - the attack on Sweden

    poor Swedes.
    1. cniza
      cniza 22 August 2017 15: 25
      +4
      Jobs and capacity utilization may not be poor.
      1. Solomon Kane
        Solomon Kane 22 August 2017 16: 16
        +8
        Hello, hello! Poor in terms of political stupidity. After Poltava, they became political neutrals, so they would have remained them. Where, damn it, climb. They are only allowed to shoot in biathlon ...
        1. cniza
          cniza 22 August 2017 16: 22
          +2
          Good time Kostya! hi , and in biathlon they lost their positions. lol
          1. Solomon Kane
            Solomon Kane 22 August 2017 16: 24
            +7
            So do not warm up .....
            Well, maybe they decided to try tank biathlon .... Then, you are welcome! tongue laughing wink
            1. cniza
              cniza 22 August 2017 16: 26
              +2
              Their "safety precautions" do not allow them, they all drive tanks too fast.
  2. alekc75
    alekc75 22 August 2017 15: 26
    +2
    Is it hard for everyone to go to Vaud?
    1. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 22 August 2017 15: 29
      +6
      the same beard, everything is interrupted periodically ((
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 22 August 2017 15: 32
        +1
        Quote: Warrior with machine gun
        the same beard, everything is interrupted periodically ((

        Yes, it is stupid, it produces "too many connections" errors.
        1. krops777
          krops777 22 August 2017 15: 43
          0
          Glitch or virus attack.
  3. Warrior with machine gun
    Warrior with machine gun 22 August 2017 15: 28
    +6
    and they won’t forget to dig up Carlos 12, he can help (although hardly) lol
    , here are paranoid overgrown
  4. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 22 August 2017 16: 00
    0
    Swedish Ministry of Defense renewed conscription and transferred troops "to the strategically important island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea"
    Again, the Russians deployed their myriad troops at the Russian-Swedish border. It is evident that they are really going to attack the poor Swedes.
  5. Topotun
    Topotun 22 August 2017 16: 22
    +1
    If you believe open sources, it is Russia that needs to fear our "partners" ...
  6. Roma 1977
    Roma 1977 22 August 2017 17: 40
    0
    Niponel. Something fixed at least some tension in relations between Russia and Sweden in principle? On what soil?
    1. Topotun
      Topotun 22 August 2017 17: 48
      +1
      They could not find our boat, they were offended ....
      1. Roma 1977
        Roma 1977 22 August 2017 18: 45
        +1
        Look what swells! They were specially shown the largest boat this summer in the Baltic. Still cry.
  7. VAZ2106
    VAZ2106 23 August 2017 09: 28
    0
    The Swedes wisely acted that they maintained neutrality in WWII, and now they do not claim to foreign territories, it is the duty of any normal government to maintain the national armed forces in a fighting state