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"This is a signal from Russia": Sweden strengthens the defense of the island of Gotland

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"This is a signal from Russia": Sweden strengthens the defense of the island of Gotland

Sweden is sending a signal to Russia by increasing the combat readiness of its military in the Baltic, and especially on the island of Gotland. The reason for this step, according to the Swedish publication SVT, is the Russian military exercises.


The Swedish Ministry of Defense has decided to transfer additional resources to the island of Gotland, strengthening the island's defenses. In addition, Stockholm is increasing the combat readiness of the Swedish army in the Baltic. As Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultkvist said, the reason for the increased combat readiness was Russia's military exercises, but in the future this level of military activity will be maintained.

The operation will involve the navy, aviation and the army. Its purpose is to highlight the boundaries of Swedish sovereignty and independence. Such activities of the Armed Forces are quite reasonable, if we take into account the environment and activity in our near abroad

- he said.

Hultqvist stressed that the situation has worsened recently.

There is the problem of Crimea, Georgia and the still ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as well as unrest in Belarus. This affects the overall situation and exercises

- he added.

At the same time, the Swedish minister noted that the risk of an attack on Sweden is rather low, but in such a situation Sweden needs to give Russia a "signal" by showing its readiness to defend.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 26 August 2020 09: 36 New
    +6
    Sweden strengthens the defense of the island of Gotland

    Hopefully anti-submarine?
    Already a lot and often "Russian submarines" roam in the waters of Sweden.
    But no one in the world, including the Swedes themselves, is able to understand why Russia needs this! wink
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 26 August 2020 09: 39 New
      +4
      On the island? decided to strengthen the defense against Russia? funny ... one missile and defense is gone.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 26 August 2020 09: 41 New
        -1
        Quote: marchcat
        one missile and defense is gone.

        Who will spend nuclear weapons on the Swedes?
        Yadrenbatons - they are expensive!
        And scarce.
        There may not be enough for potential friends.
        1. Maikcg
          Maikcg 26 August 2020 16: 59 New
          -1
          One non-nuclear is enough for Gotland.
      2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
        Sidor Amenpodestovich 26 August 2020 10: 00 New
        +1
        Quote: marchcat
        On the island? decided to strengthen the defense against Russia? funny ... one rocket and Sweden as it had not been.

        Corrected.
        1. antivirus
          antivirus 26 August 2020 11: 20 New
          -2
          this is a good reason to build a strait from Stockholm to Oslo
          (extraterritorial) .............. if they continue to strengthen their defenses and do not want to chatter any "peace-loving" like UPalme.
      3. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 26 August 2020 10: 23 New
        0
        Since the times of Poltava, the Swedes have had a terrible "Russian syndrome": they see Russians everywhere and always! Sometimes even with neighbors and in your own home! laughing
      4. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 26 August 2020 13: 18 New
        0
        And the other islands were left without the military again? How can that be without protection? Will steal
    2. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 26 August 2020 10: 06 New
      +2
      Quote: Victor_B
      Sweden strengthens the defense of the island of Gotland

      Hopefully anti-submarine?
      Already a lot and often "Russian submarines" roam in the waters of Sweden.
      But no one in the world, including the Swedes themselves, is able to understand why Russia needs this! wink

      That is why it is necessary to strengthen, that everything is somehow not clear with these Russians - the Swedish army was defeated a long time ago near Poltava, and Stockholm has not yet been occupied ...
      1. halpat
        halpat 26 August 2020 10: 44 New
        +3
        Quote: Captain Pushkin
        Quote: Victor_B
        Sweden strengthens the defense of the island of Gotland

        Hopefully anti-submarine?
        Already a lot and often "Russian submarines" roam in the waters of Sweden.
        But no one in the world, including the Swedes themselves, is able to understand why Russia needs this! wink

        That is why it is necessary to strengthen, that everything is somehow not clear with these Russians - the Swedish army was defeated a long time ago near Poltava, and Stockholm has not yet been occupied ...

        Yes, these Russians are not a hindrance.
        not only Poltava ...
        March 7, 1809 ... the Russians suddenly found themselves not far from Stockholm, crossed over the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia, and the Swedes were thinking about ships, they say, everything is in ice, you can sleep peacefully until summer at least, but they do it ... fellow and the Swedes immediately have kipish, panic, a crisis of power and
        “... who allowed the enemy to the capital of Sweden, King Gustav IV was deposed. The old soldier Duke of Züngermanland (Charles XIII) who came to power soberly assessed the chances of keeping the capital as "tending to zero" and hastened to send parliamentarians to the Russian commander Barclay de Tolly with a request for an armistice. The peace treaty signed between Russia and Sweden in 1809 brought the whole of Finland and the strategically important Aland Islands to our country. "
        They are still afraid of Russians to this day, they pass it down from generation to generation.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 August 2020 10: 26 New
      -1
      Quote: Victor_B
      But no one in the world, including the Swedes themselves, is able to understand why Russia needs this!

      Nostalgia, it always, like phantom pains, arises from the long gone days, it cannot be drowned out. And it's nice to remember its former power, when Sweden occupied part of Little Russia, forgetting about the unpleasant, when the Russian troops, like a mangy cat, threw Charles XII and his comrades into uncomfortable Scandinavia, and from that time the collapse of Sweden was not far off. For 300 years, everything has changed, from a Great Power, Sweden has become a minor power in Europe, but anger she gnawed and gnawed at the Swedish soul. And it’s time to forget the grievances and start living as we have lived for the past 300 years.
    4. Vend
      Vend 26 August 2020 10: 37 New
      +1
      So everyone all over Russia is afraid of the Swedes laughing
    5. Maz
      Maz 26 August 2020 11: 03 New
      0
      You can further strengthen the defense of Greenland and Antarctica
    6. Pravodel
      Pravodel 27 August 2020 15: 17 New
      0
      Well, you are wrong. They know very well that ours are roaming there to steal the Swedish queen and take her to Siberia. She should get acquainted with the nature of Siberia, otherwise all of Sweden, Sweden ...
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 26 August 2020 09: 41 New
    +2
    There is the problem of Crimea, Georgia and the still ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as well as unrest in Belarus. This affects the overall situation and exercises

    There is no problem of Crimea ... there is a problem of the advancement and accumulation of NATO and US troops near the borders of Russia ... there is a problem of color revolutions organized by the West and actively supported by Sweden ... there is a problem of the imposition of perverted values ​​of Sweden on Russia ... there is a problem of Swedish Russophobia .. . there is a problem of Sweden's participation in sanctions against Russia ... there are many more similar problems.
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 26 August 2020 09: 53 New
      +1
      the Swedish minister noted that the risk of an attack on Sweden is quite low, but in such a situation, Sweden needs to give Russia a "signal"

      Poltava combed it out.
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  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 26 August 2020 09: 44 New
    -1
    Do the Swedes really think that they will strengthen something with a couple of their battalions? Art theater, no more ... for domestic consumption. Have you forgotten about Poltava long ago?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 August 2020 10: 10 New
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Do the Swedes really think that they will strengthen something with a couple of their battalions?

      Sorry for Gotland, it was a beautiful island.
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  5. Pavel57
    Pavel57 26 August 2020 09: 48 New
    +4
    I don't go around the island of Gotland without jokes ...
  6. Hagen
    Hagen 26 August 2020 09: 54 New
    -1
    At the same time, the Swedish minister noted that the risk of an attack on Sweden is rather low, but in such a situation Sweden needs to give Russia a "signal" by showing its readiness to defend.

    Iskander, even without modernization, reaches from Kaliningrad to Gotland and Copenhagen. We can say that the response to the "signal" can be a simple preliminary preparation of data for firing and reservation of a squad of forces and means to minimize threats. Calibers can also be covered with one or two volleys from the Leningrad region. It is necessary to announce preparatory measures, including educational ones, to heighten understanding from "the other side". It is not clear that they do not live peacefully there. They themselves say: "Low risk". It got boring?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 August 2020 10: 08 New
      +1
      Quote: Hagen
      Iskander, even without modernization, reaches from Kaliningrad to Gotland and Copenhagen.

      Well, the Danes are still silent. You can leave them alone for now.
      1. Hagen
        Hagen 26 August 2020 10: 33 New
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Well, the Danes are still silent. You can leave them alone for now.

        Ooh yeah!!! Respect, comrade !! I gave something !! laughing Of course Stockholm (especially their Arbitration laughing )! But in principle, NATO also needs to be short-circuited in firing installations ...
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 26 August 2020 11: 03 New
          +2
          Quote: Hagen
          But in principle, NATO also needs to be short-circuited in firing installations.

          Well, you can't do without it. The gunpowder must always be dry and the gun must be ready.
  7. Pavel73
    Pavel73 26 August 2020 09: 57 New
    0
    Let's better come to our tank biathlon! You have a curious Str103. Although it was removed from service, it is interesting to see it in competitions.
  8. HAM
    HAM 26 August 2020 09: 57 New
    -1
    Swedish families are reunited ..... respect to the Swedish Ministry of Defense ...
  9. askort154
    askort154 26 August 2020 10: 01 New
    +1
    It was the turn of the Swedes to announce in the media that for them Russia is an "aggressor" ready to attack them on one of Mondays. And the line of Russophobes to the "media microphone" does not end, they go in circles.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 26 August 2020 10: 01 New
    +1
    Sweden sends Russia a signal

    Well, they sent, and then what? I don't even want to laugh, that's all, there are no laughs left.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 26 August 2020 10: 50 New
      +1
      We need to telegraph them: your signal has been received, sent on.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 August 2020 11: 06 New
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        I support the idea good
        In general, this should have been introduced into constant practice in relations with those "partners" for a long time! Automatic ....
  11. betta
    betta 26 August 2020 10: 05 New
    0
    Normal business, the military needs movement and money. The enemy is very convenient, he will not attack, the money has been spent, the news has appeared. Not life is raspberry.
  12. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 26 August 2020 10: 05 New
    -1
    Sweden is sending a signal to Russia by increasing the combat readiness of its military in the Baltic, and especially on the island of Gotland.
    And where is this Gotland and where is Russia? Again the thought of Greater Sweden begins, the same nostalgia that the Poles have. Let's answer with the words of A.S. Pushkin. about Peter the Great -
    And he thought:
    From here we will face a Swede
    Here the city will be laid
    To the evil arrogant neighbor.
  13. moreman78
    moreman78 26 August 2020 10: 11 New
    0
    Quote: rocket757
    Sweden sends Russia a signal

    Well, they sent, and then what? I don't even want to laugh, that's all, there are no laughs left.

    As Vasya Rogov said in the TV series "Deadly Power" in a series about Zenith fans at a football match:
    - Gentlemen, you can't get sick today, they will protest.
    - Protest is not arrest! They will declare - consider!
  14. sergo1914
    sergo1914 26 August 2020 10: 12 New
    -1
    "Since 1679, Gotland has been permanently owned by Sweden, except for a few weeks during the Russian-Swedish war of 1808-1809, when it was occupied by Russian troops and declared a Russian province. This period in Gotland is called the most peaceful occupation in history. from the locals they spoke excellently in French and danced, for which they were popular with local women "
    1. silberwolf88
      silberwolf88 26 August 2020 10: 22 New
      -2
      maybe women again need an occupation))) because rainbow Europe does not bring satisfaction
  15. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 26 August 2020 10: 19 New
    -2
    such a funny signal ... one launch of Iskander and the strengthening of the defense of the FSE island ... although we are not interested in various other Swedes ... we just need to keep an eye on the order ... the northern flank is still ...
  16. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 26 August 2020 10: 23 New
    0
    Is Hultqvist himself in the photo sending a signal to Russia or someone from his henchmen? Quite an islander, judging by the habitus, there is something to defend
  17. Kelwin
    Kelwin 26 August 2020 10: 24 New
    0
    And the Karlsons settled well, a suitable camp site)) Until a couple of Iskander flew in, you can serve with comfort))
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  19. Blondy
    Blondy 26 August 2020 11: 18 New
    0
    Guys, this is a typical hunger syndrome - they want to eat very much in the Swedish military-industrial complex.
  20. Ryusey
    Ryusey 26 August 2020 11: 54 New
    -1
    Uh-huh the risk of an attack is even lower than an accidental nuclear strike on the Swedes).
  21. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 26 August 2020 12: 07 New
    0
    The island seems to lie to the side, it does not interfere with swimming. Why should we move it, wobble? Swedes, sleep well!
  22. sailor roman
    sailor roman 26 August 2020 12: 29 New
    0
    I wonder if the Swedes are really thinking about the threat to them from Russia? I am sure not, they just have to "wag their tails" in front of their true masters. But it costs them a lot. Today the Swedes have a lot of internal and economic problems, but the "owner" shows a whip ...
  23. Prisoner
    Prisoner 26 August 2020 13: 06 New
    0
    winked Some day of signals. I just read on VO "A new signal for the Kremlin": the Seawolf nuclear submarine has been placed on the routes of the Russian Navy submarines "and here you are, if you please don't cough, a new signal. They conspired to honk or did it happen by chance? laughing
  24. maiman61
    maiman61 26 August 2020 14: 20 New
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    Is this sho? This is the impregnable Swedish Gotland! Why is he impregnable? But because he nafig nobody needs!
  25. Lew
    Lew 26 August 2020 15: 32 New
    0
    strange Swedes, Germans, Poles .... already, at least once, they got the most tomatoes, and they just can't calm down.
  26. kris_67
    kris_67 26 August 2020 16: 00 New
    0
    Rave! "Sweden is sending a signal to Russia" - why not to Poland, the Baltic states or into space. Those. if someone improves their combat training, this is necessarily a signal to Russia. Quite recently there were similar articles about the Baltic States, Poland, etc. - it looks like a persecution mania!
  27. garik77
    garik77 26 August 2020 16: 26 New
    0
    For domestic consumption, especially against the background of problems with covid, it will do.
  28. Indifferent
    Indifferent 26 August 2020 22: 58 New
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    Russia from this Swedish signal apparently should have managed it !!!