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Sweden returns troops to Gotland

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The troops return to the Swedish island of Gotland. According to the Associated Press, the Ministry of Defense of Sweden announced the creation of an army regiment, which will be based on the island.


Sweden returns troops to Gotland


Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hulqvist reported that the decision was made due to the “deteriorating security situation” in the Baltic Sea region, where Russia increased military operations after the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, in which separatists participate with the support of the Russian Federation

On the island of Gotland, 58 resides 000 people, in addition, it is a popular holiday destination and is actively visited by tourists. For the first time an infantry regiment was stationed on Gotland in 1886, and in 2005, the Swedish Defense Ministry eliminated the island garrison. According to the minister, a unit of 350 soldiers will be based in Visby, the island’s main town. Soon it will be strengthened by armored vehicles, and next year it will begin to carry out military tasks.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 14 December 2017 12: 56 New
    +3
    The Swedes again even have vu .. It is necessary to recall how the butting with Russia ended for them?
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 14 December 2017 13: 01 New
      +6
      Either the Swedes have a bad history, or all the "hope" in the USA. lol
      1. san4es
        san4es 14 December 2017 13: 08 New
        +4
        Quote: Jedi
        Whether the Swedes have a bad history lol

        1. Going
          Going 14 December 2017 13: 14 New
          +5
          Quote: Jedi
          Either the Swedes have a bad history, or all the "hope" in the USA. lol


          So the US pushed them to this.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 14 December 2017 13: 28 New
            +4
            This is a no brainer: they promised seven miles to heaven, and the Swedes led like a donkey for a carrot.
          2. Pivot
            Pivot 14 December 2017 22: 59 New
            0
            What USA, don’t tell bullshit, in Sweden there is also a military lobby and they want to earn money, and it’s a sin not to use this excuse.
      2. solzh
        solzh 14 December 2017 13: 23 New
        +2
        No, with the history of the Swedes norms, they have a problem with memory
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 14 December 2017 13: 04 New
      0
      I do not think that the Swedes will gladly host the American "tourist" regiment. lol This is not Kem volost.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 14 December 2017 13: 10 New
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        "host an American" tourist "regiment" ////

        Why American? belay Own - Swedish - regiment.
        1. Varyag_0711
          Varyag_0711 14 December 2017 13: 26 New
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          voyaka uh Today, 13:10 ↑ New
          Own - Swedish - regiment.
          Well, firstly, this is not a regiment.
          According to the minister, a unit of 350 soldiers will be based in Visby, the island’s main city. Soon it will be strengthened by armored vehicles, and next year will begin to carry out military tasks.
          This is the maximum battalion. Although I do not know, maybe in Sweden shelves of this size.
          Secondly, the fact that he does not say Swedish that he will not sing to the American tune, just like your country.

          In general, it would not hurt the Swedes to recall history. More precisely, than all their attempts to butt with Russia ended. Or did they have extra territories? Maybe they decided that Gotland was superfluous for them? Well then, yes, let them post. There is only one question, how long can these "brave" Swedish warriors in the amount of as many as 350 pieces survive in a real conflict with Russia?
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 14 December 2017 14: 10 New
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            "Or rather, than all their attempts to butt with Russia ended. Or they got extra territories" ///

            Excesses did not appear, but their own - in Sweden - did not diminish. They smashed
            Russians, then Russians smashed them. Friendly draw in total.
            1. Varyag_0711
              Varyag_0711 14 December 2017 14: 24 New
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              They smashed
              Russians, then Russians smashed them.
              This is when they smashed us? Did they remember Narva? Well, Lesnaya and Poltava will be closer!
              Friendly draw in total.
              Well, yes, it's a draw! Lost the whole Baltic, Ingermanland and Finland in addition ... laughing laughing laughing And so yes, "draw"! fool tongue
              Would you go to deal with the problems of Israel, not respected, you have there recently and so much fun, and then it will be even “more fun”. However, rightly so!
              1. Antares
                Antares 14 December 2017 22: 56 New
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                Quote: Varyag_0711
                Did they remember Narva?

                Without Narva there would be no Forest and Poltava ....
                In general, then, Narva it was 1-0 in favor of the Swedes .. the truth is not for long .. for a while Horn resisted the inevitable.
                As for a draw, the Swedes themselves seized the Baltic possessions and were the most powerful northern power until Charles 12. And they smashed all the Danes, Russians, Poles and Saxons .. Until a certain time. After the blows and losses they decided to live neutrally and became one from the best countries in terms of living.
        2. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 14 December 2017 18: 18 New
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          "host an American" tourist "regiment" ////

          Why American? belay Own - Swedish - regiment.

          Down and Out trouble started!
    3. COJIDAT
      COJIDAT 15 December 2017 21: 05 New
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      "Soon it will be strengthened by armored vehicles, and next year will begin to fulfill military tasks. "- I wonder if they didn’t let slip on the plans of NATO ?!
  2. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 14 December 2017 12: 57 New
    +4
    According to the Associated Press, the Ministry of Defense of Sweden announced the creation of an army regiment, which will be based on the island.
    According to the minister, a unit of 350 soldiers will be based in Visby, the island’s main city.

    Regiment. 350 people.
    I’m even afraid to imagine Swedish companies and platoons. smile
    1. Frol 7525
      Frol 7525 14 December 2017 13: 09 New
      +3
      And is it better with us? Of the fifty conscripts on board, they relied, barely scattered on a pair of dozens in a couple of dozen (we then began to show interchangeability when, for ourselves and for that guy laughing ), and then one of those who went to the construction battalion. True, for a long time it was, now, maybe everything is different ...
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 14 December 2017 13: 21 New
        +2
        Quote: Frol 7525
        True, it was a long time ago, now, maybe everything is different ...

        Duc ... back in 080808 they managed to fight platoons of 20 people. And in formally avia regiments often one squadron could fly into the air. In short, the situation resembled the famous letter of Slashchev-Crimean:
        Arriving in the troops, I found 256 bayonets, 28 guns and with them the 2 division headquarters and the 1 corps headquarters, fully equipped!

        Actually, the "furniture reform" of the army with the reduction and reforming of units and formations was to, among other things, increase the number of "active bayonets" in the formations.
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 14 December 2017 18: 21 New
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      Quote: Alexey RA
      Regiment. 350 people.
      I’m even afraid to imagine Swedish companies and platoons.

      Well, what? The non-brothers have 20 bodies - "a hundred", and 50 - a battalion in general! Everything is as it should!
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 December 2017 13: 08 New
    +1
    They have a regiment - 350 fighters? And then what kind of divism? laughing
    What bullshit - how are they going to defend the island at all? Or is it just humorous?
    1. captain
      captain 14 December 2017 17: 35 New
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      there, in peacetime, all regiments are training and mobilization (UMP) and, in fact, are training centers for military branches, which provide training for military personnel, as well as retraining of reservists. On the basis of a number of regiments, training centers (schools) operate at the same time, in which specialists of the combat arms are trained, research work is underway, and training and use of weapons and military equipment are being developed.
      In the Swedish army there is such a thing as training and mobilization regiments.
      The training and mobilization regiments serve as the basis for the training of personnel and the mobilization deployment of units of the military forces of the war. The main part of the IWT of units and units deployed on the basis of regiments is stored in warehouses of the aircraft logistics department.
  4. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 14 December 2017 13: 45 New
    +1
    in the Baltic Sea region, where Russia increased military operations

    and how many military operations did you have in the Baltic Sea region?
    1. faiver
      faiver 14 December 2017 14: 30 New
      +3
      apparently afraid of a referendum on the island laughing
      1. kirgiz58
        kirgiz58 14 December 2017 21: 17 New
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        Quote: faiver
        apparently afraid of a referendum on the island

        After which we will fill the scythe and turn it into a peninsula. smile We will pour it from Kaliningrad.
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 14 December 2017 18: 24 New
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      Quote: seregatara1969
      in the Baltic Sea region, where Russia increased military operations

      and how many military operations did you have in the Baltic Sea region?

      Oh, a lot! But they won’t tell you, for the secret is!
  5. cannabis
    cannabis 15 December 2017 09: 14 New
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    On the island of Gotland, an ordinary Swedish family consisted of 3 people. Now it will consist of 4. About this, Kozma Prutkov said - "In the garrison camps there are quite a few examples that children look like gentlemen officers!"
  6. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 15 December 2017 14: 02 New
    +1
    Arm the soldier with binoculars and telescopes - what if they still look for a Russian submarine? Then at least some justification for this garrison will be ...
  7. kush62
    kush62 15 December 2017 14: 32 New
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    Should the Swedes ask someone for permission where to place their troops on their territory? To call in sofa experts?
  8. assa67
    assa67 15 December 2017 19: 10 New
    +4
    "deterioration in security in the region" ....
    Quote: Varyag_0711
    Soon it will be strengthened by armored vehicles, and next year will begin to carry out military tasks.

    .... what threats and military tasks are they talking about! ??? ... why didn’t we shout about the Swedes attacking Russia, when in St. Petersburg, on Scarlet Sails, the brigantine sailed across the Neva under their flag? .. chesslovo, hands scratched out of the "fly" shmalnut. pardon, distracted bully ..... Crimea returned to Russia in the 14th, troops to Gotland come in the 18th ... it only got it ... truth, the labuses are all brakes