Sweden is preparing for a new "cold war" with Russia to the joy of the Poles


Neutral Sweden has recently been paying more and more attention to the modernization of its army and the buildup of weapons. In Stockholm, they do not hide the fact that they see the main enemy of the Swedish kingdom in Russia.


As you know, Sweden has maintained military neutrality for two centuries. She did not participate in the First and Second World Wars (militarily), and refused membership in the NATO bloc. But nowadays, militaristic rhetoric is heard in this Scandinavian country more and more often. Recently, the Minister of Defense of Sweden Peter Hultqvist praised the proposals to increase the military potential of the country. At the same time, the need for an increase in defense spending in Stockholm is explained by the alleged threat from Russia, although the Swedes have not fought with our country for more than two centuries.

One of the first tasks in the modernization of the Swedish army is the improvement of intelligence units designed for operations in the Arctic latitudes. Since the second half of the 1980s, the Swedes did not pay due attention to their development, as a result of which today the "Arctic scouts" are unlikely to even get into a full-fledged regiment. But now the military department has decided to seriously take up these units.


It is clear that Russia is going to confront Sweden in the Arctic; there is simply no one else to do it. The Swedish army, if necessary, will work together with NATO troops - Americans, British, Danes, Norwegians. By the way, Sweden is now thinking about restoring the compulsory draft for military service in order to increase mobilization opportunities.

The Swedish naval forces are resuming the use of the top-secret Muskö base, which has not been used since the end of the Cold War. Shelters for surface ships and submarines are carved in the rocks, special shipyards and ship repair workshops are equipped. The Swedish Navy command connects the return to the old base with the alleged risk of Russian aggression against the Scandinavian states.

In addition to the development of Arctic units and fleet, Swedes pay special attention to air defense systems and the air force. During the Cold War, Sweden, which was not part of the NATO bloc, however, actively developed defense systems, as it expected a strike from the USSR in the event of a conflict between the socialist camp and the West. It seems that now Stockholm is returning to its previous strategy.

It is interesting that Sweden’s desire to build up its defense potential was applauded in one of the most anti-Russian countries of Eastern Europe - in Poland. After an article on modernizing the Swedish army, readers of one of the Polish publications burst into commentary in support of Stockholm. Apparently, the promotion of the theme of a new Cold War with the Russian Federation is a joy to the Poles.

Well done Swedes. When Russia invades Europe or another neighbor, each ally in a coalition against a common enemy will be worth its weight in gold,

- writes someone Kurtynek.

Another commentator is convinced that Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and, of course, Poland should unite to counteract Russia. A reader with the nickname Matros predicts that Sweden and Finland will eventually join NATO to defend themselves against "Russian aggression."

At the same time, many Polish commentators pay attention to the big internal problems of Sweden itself, especially the migration problem. And, surprisingly, they see the “fifth column” of the Kremlin in migrants from Asia and Africa:

Of course, the Swedes will have problems in this regard. It's always like this. Non-native human resources are saboteurs and a potential internal threat during the war,

- the user writes under the nickname zeus89.

Supporting the Swedes is an old Polish tradition. And for Sweden and Poland, three centuries ago, Russia was the main adversary, so it’s natural that today in Warsaw and Stockholm they think about the same thing. The anti-Russian sentiment of the Swedes and Poles is whipped up by the United States, which is interested in building a ring along its borders from its allies, which are extremely negative about Moscow and its politics.
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  1. Hunter 2 16 January 2020 07: 22 New
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    Otkel Threaten We will Swede ??? laughing
    1. Finches 16 January 2020 07: 30 New
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      Swedish conquering ambitions ended on the field near Poltava! 90% of the population in Sweden, watching the militaristic tricks of some of their politicians and military men, are turning a finger at the temple with a smile! And Poland ... these people are always ready to rake in the heat of others, but there are adequate people even in Poland! And they ask the question - and why did we exchange Russian military units with American ones? Those, although evil neighbors, are Slavs, and here you only have to clean Nigerian urine in the porches - is this independence, or what?
      1. evgic 16 January 2020 09: 30 New
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        but there are adequate people even in Poland
        I doubt it very much)). In any case, they will never get into power. Poland enters the rake with enviable constancy and loses independence; history does not teach this nation anything.
        1. Finches 16 January 2020 09: 38 New
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          Adequate people are in power and in Russia we never will and never will - this is a global trend! laughing
        2. Andrzej k 16 January 2020 22: 18 New
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          The whole article is simple propaganda, yes, in Poland there are a lot of idiots (and where they are not), and I actually agree that there are people of unexplained Russophobia in power today.

          People (authorities) who cynically seek an external enemy to explain the lack of their own achievements or successes.
          Which is trying to cause hostility and contempt for a neighbor. Stupid and dangerous.

          However, pulling out a few stupid records of idiots and adding to this ideology is a manipulation, and also stimulates a similar rejection of the Russians. Based on several other quotes from the Poles, I could say that it is in the interests of Sweden and Poland to agree with Russia.

          In fact, most Poles do not care (both the elections, Russia, Sweden, and everything else) - which is our biggest problem, some, in the face of the authorities' position, prefer to look calmly from the side and only unguarded or teenagers shout.

          And you are right that this will not end well. Poland does not draw conclusions from history
  2. Livonetc 16 January 2020 07: 35 New
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    Quote: Hunter 2
    Otkel Threaten We will Swede ??? laughing

    Short-sighted neighbor.
    Both there and here
    Generally everywhere.
    1. Paul Siebert 16 January 2020 08: 10 New
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      From Krakow
      And in Galicia.
      Where are the Russian bones
      Kicked Trekrnuru ass ...
  3. rocket757 16 January 2020 07: 41 New
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    Once the Swedes were doing European politics, redrawing the cards .... now, maybe on second, third roles. What do they like? The memory of the past, of the "exploits of the ancestors" where something burns?
    Were they not looking for adventures on where they were burning? Maybe burn!
    1. knn54 16 January 2020 08: 00 New
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      Well, they can’t forgive the “puncture” with Mazepa, after which Sweden lost the lead.
      1. rocket757 16 January 2020 08: 16 New
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        For Karl, the Swedes, pan hetman is such a small, unpleasant episode ... in the Army Museum in Sweden, you won’t find a good line about that ally. Serious events created Carl in Europe, then. Most likely they regret that greatness.
  4. kind 16 January 2020 08: 13 New
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    Here the proverb is relevant: All of Europe gathers once in a hundred years together to receive a head from Russia and calm down for another hundred years. After all, when you get on the head, it is sobering.
  5. ZAV69 16 January 2020 08: 32 New
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    A revenge for Poltava and the Neva battle?
  6. Disorder 16 January 2020 09: 35 New
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    Money is needed by the Swedish arms manufacturers, and the “Russian threat” is such a carrot, behind which the Swedish donkey will continue to drag the heavier cart of military expenses.
  7. iouris 16 January 2020 12: 21 New
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    What was there three centuries ago is not important. Today, scissors for gas and apple prices are important, i.e. maintaining a system of neo-neocolonialism. And the Cold War ended with the dismantling of the world socialist system and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact.
  8. Host Tavern 17 January 2020 18: 56 New
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    Oh yeah. We have nothing more to do but to encroach on the Swedes !!! request