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Swiss press: Northern Europe prepares for turbulent future due to Russian hypersonic Zircons

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Swiss press: Northern Europe prepares for turbulent future due to Russian hypersonic Zircons

The far North of Europe is preparing for a turbulent future - Sweden is sharply increasing its defense budget, Norway is increasingly conducting military exercises with NATO troops. The reason for this was Russia, which is behaving in a confrontational manner. This is stated by Rudolf Hermann in his article for the Swiss edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.


According to him, 2014, when Russia seized part of Ukraine, occupied Crimea, and unleashed a separatist war in Donbass, became a turning point in relations between the West and Russia, moving from cooperation to mistrust. Last but not least, this also applies to the Baltic region and northern Europe, where Russia denotes its claims to dominance.

The fact that Moscow is going to compete for power in the North is evidenced by the tests of the newest Russian hypersonic missile "Zircon", capable of reaching speeds of over 9 speeds of sound and hitting targets at a distance of 1 kilometers. Thus, with the help of this rocket, Russia can calmly control the so-called Bear Frontier - the territory between the North Cape, Bear Island and Spitsbergen. Russian ships pass this area on their way from Murmansk to the North Atlantic, and NATO ships - to the Barents Sea.

The bear line is of great importance from a military-strategic point of view and control over this territory gives Russia certain advantages, especially since the United States intends to deploy its nuclear attack submarines in Norway, which will not bypass the Bear line when entering the Barents Sea. In August, the American submarine Seawolf, the most expensive and powerful submarine of the United States, appeared in the north of the country, and in the future, the American fleet intends to establish its base in this region.

The author argues that northern Europe is preparing for a turbulent future due to the hypersonic Russian Zircon missiles.

Norway, Sweden and Finland are striving to strengthen their own defenses in case the north of Europe becomes an arena for sorting out relations between Russia, the United States and China, the author sums up.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 3 December 2020 08: 48
    +22
    One wrong conclusion of the Swiss author ... if Russia, the United States and China begin to sort things out ... To the Swedes, Norwegians and Finns - It is useless to strengthen, their "defenses" will only be enough to shout "Save who can" in Swedish, Norwegian and the Finnish version.
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 3 December 2020 09: 05
      +20
      Swiss press: Northern Europe prepares for turbulent future due to Russian hypersonic Zircons
      Did the north of Europe have to put off LGBT rights issues and get down to business? winked And then we saved them from extinction.
    2. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 3 December 2020 09: 31
      -6
      Quote: Hunter 2
      One wrong conclusion of the Swiss author ... if Russia, the United States and China begin to sort things out ... To the Swedes, Norwegians and Finns - It is useless to strengthen, their "defenses" will only be enough to shout "Save who can" in Swedish, Norwegian and the Finnish version.

      And if the USA and China + Russia and NATO countries begin to sort things out, then it makes sense for itself. For parity in non-nuclear weapons will be maintained and the risk of using nuclear weapons will be low. The same story as with the chemical in WWII. + in this situation, some of the NATO countries will pursue their policies, such as Turkey in Cyprus and Greece, and some will decide the fuck is necessary, and will send the maximum expeditionary force, such as Spain or Italy
    3. Boris Chernikov
      Boris Chernikov 3 December 2020 21: 25
      +3
      interestingly something else ... if the Swedes and Finns would not get into the showdown, then they did not need to strengthen anything ... otherwise they first sign up to fight for the Americans, and when they are included in the list of targets for missile strikes, they start squealing and blaming Russia in "aggression" ... Although if you remember that Europeans are used to fighting terrorists with chalk drawings on the asphalt, it is not worth talking about their adequacy ..
  2. prior
    prior 3 December 2020 08: 50
    +10
    "Northern Europe prepares for a turbulent future due to Russian hypersonic Zircons"

    And why is the South of Europe better or worse than the North of Europe?
    Let them prepare too .... There will be enough zircons for everyone.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 3 December 2020 09: 10
      +4
      This is how they are also preparing, studying us, making reports, the same France.
      In a report presented to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, French Senator Cedric Perrin provides an almost complete overview of the Russian military arsenal. In addition to space capabilities, the ultra-high-speed and hard-to-intercept nuclear-powered missiles and missiles that make up Russia's “invincible weapon”, Moscow has also significantly increased its “electronic warfare” capabilities as “a means of neutralizing the alliance's superiority in surveillance and intelligence. The report mentions the "Moscow-1" complex with a range of 400 kilometers and the "Borisoglebsk-2" complex, "capable of interfering with mobile satellite communications and radio navigation devices."


      “Guided by its vision of threats to its vital interests, Moscow launched a large-scale modernization of its armed forces in 2008,” the report says, which also cites the sense of “encirclement” maintained in Moscow. Financial resources were allocated secretly. According to the report, Russia's military budget, which is heavily understated, amounts to about $ 200 billion a year if “hidden and opaque spending is taken into account,” and not $ 60 billion, as more or less official statistics suggest. However, the economic crisis in the wake of a pandemic could have financial implications. If the budget of the State Armament Program until 2020, prepared in 2010 and designed for 10 years, amounted to $ 626 billion, then the budget for a similar program until 2027, approved in 2017, amounted to $ 325 billion, that is, it was cut by 2,87, $ XNUMX billion.

      https://inosmi.ru/military/20201202/248669444.html
    2. Senka naughty
      Senka naughty 3 December 2020 10: 14
      +3
      Quote: prior
      "North of Europe is preparing for a turbulent future due to Russian hypersonic Zircons"

      And why is the South of Europe better or worse than the North of Europe?
      Let them prepare too .... There will be enough zircons for everyone.

      I don't give a damn about zircons, they are all strangled by the toad that Russia is developing the Arctic without their participation. Except from the inside to destroy / defeat Russia, NATe is too tough. Therefore, the "Cold War scenario" is being repeated.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 3 December 2020 08: 50
    +2
    It is very interesting that this "traditionally neutral" Switzerland is worried ...
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 3 December 2020 08: 56
      +5
      Quote: Doccor18
      It is very interesting that this "traditionally neutral" Switzerland is worried

      And there will be no one to sell Swiss watches ... and no one will "carry" anything to banks. Rich tourists won't come. laughing
    2. Roman070280
      Roman070280 3 December 2020 09: 34
      0
      This is stated by Rudolf Hermann in his article for the Swiss edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.


      Rudolph alone is far from Switzerland ..
      I'm sure the Swiss least of all in their lives remember and think about Russia ..))
      1. Azim77
        Azim77 3 December 2020 12: 53
        0
        And Switzerland is far from Sweden.
  4. maxim k.
    maxim k. 3 December 2020 09: 05
    +3
    As always, THEY attack and advance to the East, and then "restlessly" THEM from US. negative
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 3 December 2020 09: 24
    0
    It is strange that Switzerland interprets possible scenarios, but is the south of the Geyropa immortal? But in general, let them not twitch in the direction of Russia anywhere and you will be happy.
  6. Errr
    Errr 3 December 2020 09: 24
    +1
    Northern Europe is preparing for a turbulent future due to the high likelihood of tooth loss. Scurvy ["Zircon"], however. laughing
  7. Roman070280
    Roman070280 3 December 2020 09: 32
    -2
    Far North of Europe preparing for a troubled future - Sweden is sharply increasing its defense budget, Norway is increasingly conducting military exercises with NATO troops. The reason for this was Russia, which is behaving in a confrontational manner. Rudolf Hermann states this


    Is this Rudolph trolling ??
    Where is Switzerland with Norway, and where is Russia ??
    What a turbulent future ..))
    It has never been calm with us, and will never be ..
    And the Swiss and the Norwegians live happily ever after, and they don’t blow a mustache ..
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 3 December 2020 09: 33
    +1
    The far North of Europe is preparing for a turbulent future - Sweden is sharply increasing its defense budget, Norway is increasingly conducting military exercises with NATO troops.
    “You don’t need to pull the bear by the tail, even in the zoo” - even children know this, but the noriks and svei, led by the “great commander” Stoltenberg, have forgotten and continue to seek adventure in a soft spot. Noriki, and so, during the formation of their limitrophe illegally acquired Spitsbegren, Bear and Jan Mayen. It's time to come to your senses.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 December 2020 09: 42
    +3
    The reason for this was Russia, which is behaving confrontationally.
    From a sore head to a healthy one, and even in the Swiss media. Maybe you should behave humanly with Russia: do not provoke, do not offend, do not meddle in internal affairs, do not advance as part of NATO (or sympathizing with the bloc) to our borders, finally just leave alone and then you yourself will feel confident and calm. And the northern neighbors are strengthening not because "Russia is threatening" and they know it very well, but because corporate "ethics" require it. The United States said that the threat is from Russia, that means from Russia. Tomorrow the polar bears will say, they will strengthen from the polar bears.
    1. Roman070280
      Roman070280 3 December 2020 09: 50
      -5
      Maybe you should behave humanly with Russia: do not provoke, do not insult, do not climb in internal affairs,


      Calm down ... the Swiss don't even know where Russia is ..
      Well, maybe you heard something about Moscow, Siberia, cold, snow, bears .. And nothing more ..))
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 3 December 2020 10: 07
        +4
        Firstly, I ask you to contact me for you, and secondly, what you have identified does not apply to the Swiss, but to the northern neighbors. Read carefully.
        1. Roman070280
          Roman070280 3 December 2020 10: 31
          -8
          First, you can ask for anything ..
          Secondly, the Swedes are just as interested in us as the Swiss.
  10. evgen1221
    evgen1221 3 December 2020 09: 55
    -4
    How is it counter-rotational? Few voices adjust to the boundaries for the convenience of the strike, or what?
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 3 December 2020 10: 09
    0
    The press, propaganda, technologies for creating public opinion, this is, of course, strong ...
    but the world is still ruled by money !!!
  12. Lord
    Lord 3 December 2020 10: 16
    +1
    Well, here again, this Russia does not allow peaceful Europe to tolerate
  13. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 3 December 2020 10: 23
    +1
    The Scandinavians are just piers and MTO bases for NATO. In the event of any collision, they will be consumables.
  14. north 2
    north 2 3 December 2020 10: 44
    0
    but all because of double standards.
    Let me explain. Let's take the Baltic states and Russia. The West considered the communists in the USSR a curse. So why is the West very glad that the Baltic has now restored at home and within those borders that these "damned" communists were destroyed in the Baltic in 1940. these same "damned" communists destroyed in Russia in 1917. That is, the Russian Empire within the borders of 1917. So, when the West applies to Russia, standards that are fair for everyone and the same for everyone, then the West will sleep peacefully. Incidentally, I don’t remember that Sweden or Denmark would be indignant about justice, that what is possible for the Balts is not possible for the Russians. Well, it means that the Russian "Zirconia" will be indignant if Sweden or Norway there will prevent Russia from restoring historical justice. Fools in Russia should have been
    search in the times of Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
  15. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 December 2020 11: 00
    +1
    The author argues that northern Europe is preparing for a turbulent future due to the hypersonic Russian Zircon missiles.
    Let the "north of Europe" buy valerian in barrels. bully
  16. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 3 December 2020 11: 09
    +1
    It's funny, near foreign borders, the submarines are American, but Russia is behaving confrontationally.
    Miracle logic.
  17. flicker
    flicker 3 December 2020 11: 37
    +2
    The author argues that northern Europe is preparing for a turbulent future due to the hypersonic Russian Zircon missiles.
    Yeah, and Switzerland can sleep well, it’s neutral ... suspiciously neutral.
    So during the Second World War, in a strange way, the war bypassed her ... and her banks somehow enriched themselves greatly, including due to the deposits of murdered Jews. bully
  18. faiver
    faiver 3 December 2020 11: 52
    0
    This is stated by Rudolf Hermann in his article for the Swiss edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung
    - Let Rudolf Hermann study the available performance characteristics of our missiles better, they shoot through all of Europe, even from north to south, even from east to west ...
  19. orionvitt
    orionvitt 3 December 2020 16: 42
    0
    Wow oh you. Everyone in the world is white and fluffy, and only one Russia seems to be a fiend of hell. lol However, they forget to say that Russia is probably the only country in the world that still abides by the so-called "international law", which the democratic West has long forgotten.
  20. Klingon
    Klingon 3 December 2020 18: 09
    0
    pulled up by these porters, arrogant and arrogant "neutrals" type. Local border Germans would be very happy if Switzerland "flew in" wassat
    PS: at one time Suvorov had not to go through Andermatt to Bregenz, but to go straight and take Bern
  21. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 4 December 2020 23: 18
    0
    Worms in the area of ​​7 meters of the small intestine
    alarmed by the punch
    some bully.
  22. Alex_4
    Alex_4 8 December 2020 11: 56
    0
    Because of such freaks as Rudolf Hermann in the West they are afraid of Russia, although we are strengthening our borders only, and not like NATO, which surrounds us with its bases from all sides!