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"Because a military attack on us cannot be ruled out" - Swedish Defense Minister on the growth of the military budget

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Sweden intends to dramatically increase its military budget. The growth should be 40 percent.


Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultkvist commented on the information about the increase in the military budget to the Associated Press.

The country's parliament supported a 40 percent increase in defense spending from 2021 to 2025.

According to the minister, Sweden had to take this step, as security in the region weakened due to Moscow's actions. He noted that there has not been such an increase in military spending for the past 70 years. Hultqvist sees an increase in the defense budget as a necessary measure.

Because a military attack on us cannot be ruled out.

- he said.

The Swedish government even has a scenario for such an attack if it happens. According to the officials of this Scandinavian country, it will begin with the elimination of key figures among the military and civilians. In parallel, attacks on strategic objects of the country and acts of sabotage will take place.

The minister said that in modern conditions Russia is ready to use military force to achieve political goals.
Hultqvist also spoke with other representatives of the Western press. In particular, he appeared on the air of Euronews.


Stockholm currently spends 1,1 percent of its budget on defense. The strength of the Swedish Armed Forces is 55 thousand people. By 2030, it should grow to 90 thousand troops.


Swedish General Mikael Buden


At the same time, the Swedish authorities talk about the imaginary Russian threat almost constantly: they are looking for a submarine, then they declare the need to practice actions in case of a "Russian invasion."
Photos used:
Facebook / Swedish Ministry of Defense
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 17 December 2020 09: 45
    +5
    Because a military attack on us cannot be ruled out.

    Of course, the attack on Sweden by the Guinea Bissau army cannot be included.
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 17 December 2020 09: 59
      +2
      Swedish General Mikael Buden

      What are they flawed !!!
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 17 December 2020 10: 02
        +3
        They are not flawed ... they are sick with incurable Russophobia.
        Since the time of Peter the Great ... after the Battle of Poltava, a virus of fear of Russia ... of a strong Russia has settled in the Swedes.
        This is ingrained in their genes and now the Swedes, in their visions and nightmares, see Russian sailors and the Russian army anywhere ... both in the skerries and on the seabed and even on Mars.
        1. neri73-r
          neri73-r 17 December 2020 10: 04
          +3
          Well, about the muzzle, okay, but otherwise the appearance is of a general .......... the uniform is removed from the suction, the wreath of women .... horrorsss.
          1. Temples
            Temples 17 December 2020 10: 11
            0
            The country's parliament supported a 40 percent increase in defense spending ...

            Voted to increase transfers to the metropolis.

            This is the fate of any colony.
          2. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 17 December 2020 11: 51
            +2
            Quote: neri73-r
            Well, about the muzzle, okay, but otherwise the appearance is of a general .......... the uniform is removed from the suction, the wreath of women .... horrorsss.

            So he is preparing for war, and therefore in the face of the winner must look pathetic and silly. This kind in a wreath and "bespugafkaf on the pockets", when captured, should cause pity and facilitate sending to a psychiatric hospital with an enhanced diet, and not to northern felling. yes
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 17 December 2020 21: 25
              +1
              No, well, who else should the Swedes nod at in order to knock out a budget for themselves? Of course, the big scary bear from the East! That is why they self-hypnotize themselves, and they assure the government, and they frighten the average man.

              But the crafty general in the haaarosh wreath! Probably waiting for a loved one ... And they will go to the woods ... It's in the order of things for them! laughing
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 17 December 2020 10: 08
          +1
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          They are not flawed ... they are sick with incurable Russophobia.

          This is for sure, or Peter the Great did not discourage the hunt from Russophobia, or maybe he scared so much that they still run around in diapers.
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    2. smart ass
      smart ass 17 December 2020 10: 28
      0
      Nooo you are wrong! What if the states find oil in Sweden?
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 17 December 2020 09: 47
    +3
    Lord!
    How can we attack them?
    Should I drive tanks through Norway and Finland?
    Suddenly! Aha!
    Or, on the sly, are they afraid of their stupid NATO friends, but speaking out loud is not tolerant?
  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 17 December 2020 09: 48
    +3
    At the same time, the Swedish authorities talk about the imaginary Russian threat almost constantly: they are looking for a submarine, then they declare the need to practice actions in case of a "Russian invasion."

    After all, it’s impossible! - year in a row
    That scare plates -
    Say, vile, fly,
    Then your dogs bark
    That ruins say!
  4. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 17 December 2020 09: 49
    -3
    They are completely crazy there in Europe.
    Nothing, we will come - we will fix the brains.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 December 2020 09: 50
    +1
    a military attack on us cannot be ruled out
    One thing is not clear, either they really have complete bedlam in their heads, or support for Western "unity" in relation to Russia. Who needs you to attack you? Increase the budget by 40%, by 70%, but it will not put brains in place.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 17 December 2020 10: 56
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Increase the budget by 40%, by 70%, but it won't put brains in place.

      Swedish generals also want to live well.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 December 2020 09: 55
    +1
    On the thief and the hat is on fire. Since they think that we are going to attack them, it means that they definitely have plans to attack us, but earlier. All together, it would be better if they sang songs and played hockey and football!
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 17 December 2020 09: 56
    +1
    There is no point in commenting, discussing, such statements make no sense ... there are such cockroaches in their heads, it's time to turn to entomologists, can they figure it out, why is this a phenomenon ???,
  8. nnm
    nnm 17 December 2020 09: 57
    +3
    What kind of attack, what fears - nevertheless, to the banal simple - everyone wants to get their piece in the budget pie. And the Swedish military-industrial complex, the military is no exception.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 17 December 2020 10: 57
      0
      Quote: nnm
      And the Swedish military-industrial complex, the military is no exception.

      And it's not bad, but not very busy.
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 17 December 2020 10: 10
    +1
    “various other Swedes” have clearly overestimated self-esteem about their value in the world and, in particular, interest from Russia ... and severe paranoia due to the lack of sunny days ...
  10. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 17 December 2020 10: 14
    +1
    "Because a military attack on us cannot be ruled out"
    There is always a space cruiser or death rays or an intergalactic plague that can wipe out life from the earth. (OST)
  11. V1er
    V1er 17 December 2020 10: 52
    0
    The usual cowardly western strategy. Under the screams of aggression and attack, prepare a plan of aggression and attack ourselves. Then they will be accused of a virtual attack on them and the tale of a defensive war against the terrible Russia will be used.
  12. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 December 2020 10: 53
    0
    And the bottom photo general not from ward 6? laughing Searching for a "Russian threat" to the Swedes is their national pastime since 1709. laughing
  13. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 17 December 2020 11: 18
    0
    Especially amused by the statement
    Attacks on strategic objects of the country will take place in parallel and acts of sabotage.
    Considering that sabotage is a deliberate failure to perform or careless performance of certain duties, hidden opposition to the implementation of something ... Who will sabotage? Or are there Russians in the Swedish government? Do they at least understand what they are talking about or, most importantly, a loud hype?
  14. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 17 December 2020 11: 21
    0
    In 2015-2016, I visited those parts of the country for public need and discovered a large number of very high-quality military museums. Beautifully decorated, with a rich exhibition - a paradise for lovers of military history and technology. I met the most unique exhibits there.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 17 December 2020 11: 26
      +1

      A. Privalov (Alexander Privalov)
      Today, 11: 21
      -1
      In 2015-2016, I visited those parts of the country for public need and discovered a large number of very high-quality military museums. Beautifully decorated, with a rich exhibition - a paradise for lovers of military history and technology. I met the most unique exhibits there.
      and on the topic? bully
  15. askort154
    askort154 17 December 2020 11: 34
    0
    Minister of Defense of Sweden Hultqvist

    Something of this sexual orientation, I have not heard. belay
  16. Yellow bubble
    Yellow bubble 17 December 2020 12: 04
    0
    This is not paranoia, this is a way to update and revive the economy of Sweden, here is the excuse Russia, the supposedly eternal threat, well, NATO is also not very friends, it’s a chicken-feed !!!
  17. DEVIL LIFE`S
    DEVIL LIFE`S 17 December 2020 12: 14
    0
    For various reasons, NATO countries and their informal allies are increasing military budgets. As if the command did.
  18. gramatey
    gramatey 17 December 2020 12: 41
    0
    Well, at least then maybe there will be enough money to repair the shoes of the serviceman in the first picture. And then, you look at new ones.
  19. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 17 December 2020 12: 43
    0
    who needs these northern blockheads with their dependence on American aircraft engines and not only
  20. iouris
    iouris 17 December 2020 12: 54
    -1
    It's just that Sweden, just in case, is preparing to participate in the occupation of the post-Soviet space.
  21. Evil 55
    Evil 55 17 December 2020 14: 27
    0
    I would like to continue - WHAT DO YOU TAKE?