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Sweden comments on the decision of the Ministry of Defense to send a military contingent to Mali

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Swedish users and experts were ambivalent about the message of the Kingdom's Ministry of Defense regarding foreign military missions for the Swedish military.


The main defense department of Sweden confirms the information that in 2021 a Swedish military contingent will be sent to Mali. The point is that the Swedish servicemen will join the Takuba task force, which is primarily a rapid reaction helicopter force.

Swedish Ministry of Defense:

We are sending our troops to Mali to participate in a multinational special operation. We were invited by our partners.

What kind of "partners" invited the Swedish military to Mali is not reported. It is known that the government of this African country did not send any requests to Stockholm. There is no information about the corresponding decision from the UN Security Council.

Swedish Ministry of Defense:

Task Force Takuba will become part of the contingent of Operation Barkhan, which is commanded by French troops.

Operation Barkhan in Mali was launched in 2014. In addition to the French, British and Estonian military personnel also participate in it.



In Sweden, information about sending troops to Africa sparked discussion. The fact is that at one time the Swedish troops were already in Mali - in the period from the beginning of 2013 to mid-2014. Then they participated in the conduct of Operation Serval. Coalition forces drove terrorists out of a number of regions in Mali, declared victory and ended the operation. A few days later, the militants again recaptured the previously lost territories from the coalition and the Malian army. France had to announce the start of a new operation over time.

Swedish experts believe that the presence of the Swedish military in Mali has no practical sense:

The operation has been going on for more than seven years, but terrorism continues to rage in the country. The coalition troops do not go beyond their bases, which indicates the high danger of the presence of a contingent there and low efficiency.
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  1. halpat
    halpat 25 December 2020 13: 08
    +1
    freemakers laughing from the Swedish word "fred"
    sense 0, and in the same place - a chest with a wheel and snot bubbles.
    It would be better to send their Arabs to this Mali, otherwise it’s impossible to breathe, especially in the south of Sweden.
    In the foreground of the first photo of a soldier or a soldier? winked
    1. GTYCBJYTH2021
      GTYCBJYTH2021 25 December 2020 14: 53
      0
      Quote: Halpat
      freemakers laughing from the Swedish word "fred"
      sense 0, and in the same place - a chest with a wheel and snot bubbles.
      It would be better to send their Arabs to this Mali, otherwise it’s impossible to breathe, especially in the south of Sweden.
      In the foreground of the first photo of a soldier or a soldier? winked

      The soldier, it seems .... sewn up, but with a sewn-on drain pipe ....... But let them go to Africa - they will get hold of southern diseases - they will bring them to their homeland. lol
    2. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 25 December 2020 15: 47
      0
      Quote: Halpat
      In the foreground of the first photo of a soldier or a soldier?

      This is our question, without consequences, but in the West, one can expect difficulties with the law. So in Switzerland, the USA and other countries, homophobia is a criminal offense.
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 25 December 2020 16: 04
        -3
        So in Switzerland, the United States and other countries, homophobia is a criminal offense ... oh well, in WNU 404 it is molded in the image and likeness of Western emoculture, .. that's why it is spelled out there, heroy-heroine, psycho-psycho-psychologist, I do not know as a student in gender. but it looks like studentonia. Ro, there will be no problems ... there are many holes
    3. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 December 2020 16: 13
      +1
      ... would send their Arabs to this Mali

      Why Mali? Isn't it more logical to send the Arabs back to Syria?
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 25 December 2020 13: 10
    +2
    Swedish troops will join Task Force Takuba, which is primarily a rapid reaction helicopter force.

    Training ground for Swedish special forces ...
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 25 December 2020 13: 11
    0
    The conversation about the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations has been going on for a long time and will last forever ...
    By the way, where did IT lead to peace?
    1. Graz
      Graz 25 December 2020 13: 18
      +1
      it is not just that peacekeepers should stand on the division for decades, so that the hatred of the parties would go away with the generations that began to enmity, and the political forces of both sides should want a peaceful life and gradually move towards rapprochement with an outstretched hand to each other, starting at least in small things
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 December 2020 13: 21
        0
        Everything is clear, everything is complicated, a cavalry swoop cannot be solved.
    2. Stas Sv
      Stas Sv 25 December 2020 14: 50
      0
      Zero sense! I was in Mali and Somalia. There are bases, but no one comes out from there. For bz .... they are afraid. Armed bases exist purely for the sake of form - nothing more. On New Year's Eve, they fired on the strip, so to speak, they said hello, do you think there was a response? Not on your nelly winked
    3. halpat
      halpat 25 December 2020 15: 05
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      The conversation about the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations has been going on for a long time and will last forever ...
      By the way, where did IT lead to peace?

      for example, in Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia. It's too early to talk about Nagorno-Karabakh, but everything will be chiki-bunks there with a high degree of probability.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 December 2020 15: 35
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        Have you ever heard that Russia would be praised for peacekeeping affairs and given peace prizes? These are all the machinations of the "totalitarian" Mordor !!! They do not allow "civilized" Moldovans, Syrian rebels, Georgian dermokratisers and others like that to carry the "air of freedom" to those who do not agree with them.
        I deliberately did not rank OUR, among those other Western dermokratisers .... they are different.
  4. Graz
    Graz 25 December 2020 13: 16
    -1
    Oops, how is this military participation in foreign missions consistent with the neutral status of Sweden, it seems they are still not far from joining NATO
    1. Redfox3k
      Redfox3k 25 December 2020 14: 09
      0
      And they have been in NATO for a long time in the Netherlands, in fact, since the founding of the Otan. Only no one there knows about it, but ours know.
    2. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 December 2020 15: 52
      0
      Quote: Graz
      Oops, how is this military participation in foreign missions consistent with the neutral status of Sweden, it seems they are still not far from joining NATO

      Yeah, when neutral Switzerland, too, wanted to participate in the UN's armed missions, it came to a referendum there and the "law on blue helmets" was not adopted. Since then, only unarmed observers have been Blue Berets. By the way, there are 6 of them in Mali.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 25 December 2020 13: 17
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    I can imagine how the local population looks at Swedish women in the military, they have a white one, but here a white woman in uniform with a weapon, which is generally taboo for them.
    1. Redfox3k
      Redfox3k 25 December 2020 14: 11
      -3
      Breaking the template in full.
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 December 2020 15: 00
        +2
        Quote: Redfox3k
        Breaking the template in full.

        from whom?
        Here is a photo of Lieutenant Colonel of the Malian army Nema Segara. She commanded coalition forces in the capture of Gao, the largest city in Mali.

        So what about the torn templates?
    2. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 December 2020 14: 53
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      I can imagine how the local population looks at Swedish women in the military, they have a white one, but here a white woman in uniform with a weapon, which is generally taboo for them.

      Sorry, you wrote crap. Here is the Chief of Medical Service of the Malian Army with the rank of Brigadier General and a female gendarme from the Guard of Honor Company.

      1. APASUS
        APASUS 26 December 2020 21: 08
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        Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Sorry, you wrote crap. Here is the Chief of Medical Service of the Malian Army with the rank of Brigadier General and a female gendarme from the Guard of Honor Company.

        That this proves that in Mali, two women have equal rights with men, and the remaining 99,99% live according to Muslim traditions. Read the national and religious composition of the nation, the traditions of local peoples.
        There is also a woman pilot in Afghanistan, Nilufar Rahmani, and this speaks of freedom for women in the country? Yes, it doesn’t say shit, women there are generally deprived of rights, read Nilufar Rahmani's interview about his country
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 December 2020 13: 28
    +1
    We send our troops to Mali to participate in a multinational special operations operation
    But what about the growing threat from Russia, which has become much talked about in Sweden? Or have they already prepared so powerfully that they can afford to send a platoon, another to Mali, which probably many Swedes have not heard of?
    The operation has been going on for more than seven years, but terrorism continues to rage in the country
    And then the Swedish "grenadiers" will arrive and the rampant terrorism will immediately disappear.
  7. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 25 December 2020 13: 45
    0
    What did the Swedes forget there? Where is Sweden and where is Africa?
    1. sleeve
      sleeve 25 December 2020 14: 11
      +1
      Well, at least somewhere. At least a little bit ... The ashes of Karl's cocked hat 12 knocks them where the heart is today.
    2. Redfox3k
      Redfox3k 25 December 2020 14: 14
      0
      Practical coordination of actions with NATO allies in a combat situation. Only this comes to mind.
    3. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 December 2020 15: 54
      +3
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      What did the Swedes forget there? Where is Sweden and where is Africa?

      The same as we are in the CAR, probably. Or is Africa closer to Russia?
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 25 December 2020 14: 28
    -1
    It is known that the government of this African country did not send any requests to Stockholm. There is no information about the corresponding decision from the UN Security Council.

    So neutral Sweden began to wage wars of conquest. Who asked you?
  9. askort154
    askort154 25 December 2020 15: 02
    -3
    The coalition troops do not go beyond their bases, which indicates the high danger of the presence of a contingent there and low efficiency.

    The Americans in Afghanistan are afraid to go beyond the fence of their "green zone".
    Having a lot of experience in this, they involve their NATO allies,
    so that they replace them in this "link". American "warrior" - in the 21st century,
    "we will not win" only in "Hollywood", but really broke down long ago in Vietnam, what they have for this today is a complete taboo.
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 December 2020 16: 20
      +2
      ... American "warrior" - in the 21st century, "we will not win" only in "Hollywood",

      And what does all this have to do with the subject? Just blurt out? It's about peacekeeping missions. Russia, by the way, is also represented in them in Africa.
      1. askort154
        askort154 25 December 2020 16: 38
        -7
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y ... And what does all this have to do with the subject? Just blurt out? It's about peacekeeping missions. Russia, by the way, is also represented in them in Africa.

        You, "Paragraph ..." here "blurt out" not ideologically, but for tugriks. This is what your nickname says. As for the functional responsibilities of the UN peacekeeping force, I am sure, unlike you, I know this system from the inside.
        Therefore, henceforth, be "more careful" on the VO site! Better yet, go back to your Ukrainian "no censor". hi
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 25 December 2020 17: 13
          +3
          laughing
          You are funny. It's funny when the paid UG starts whining that everyone around has sold out to the State Department)
          ... henceforth, be "more careful" on the VO site!

          Would you please threaten me, my dear? laughing
      2. askort154
        askort154 26 December 2020 09: 45
        -1
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y

        Excuse me, "dear", Did you not notice this expression in the article?
        The coalition troops do not go beyond their bases ...

        It was to this expression that I reacted. What you have shown your "competence". Read the texts carefully. I did not answer right away, due to the absence at VO. (I don’t dabble in cons, in principle) hi
  10. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 25 December 2020 16: 14
    0
    Oppodi -and these there too laughing
  11. Graduate student
    Graduate student 25 December 2020 16: 34
    +17
    in 2021, a Swedish military contingent will be sent to Mali

    Peaceful life seems to bore the Swedes fool
  12. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 25 December 2020 20: 03
    -1
    I suspect that the volunteers are being recruited because the average Swede doesn't really understand the difference between Mali and Bali. laughing
  13. Sasha from Uralmash
    Sasha from Uralmash 25 December 2020 21: 54
    +1
    There is always meaning! Working out interaction, training, combat experience, etc.!
  14. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 25 December 2020 22: 11
    -2
    money to put nothing and sunbathe, freaks
  15. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 26 December 2020 10: 43
    0
    Well, yes .... there is a reason to "vibrate". The Russian threat is like this - it is, it is, it is not, it just seems. And there they can really shoot.
  16. onstar9
    onstar9 27 December 2020 02: 17
    0
    Well, in Sweden men are women, and women are men ... Therefore, women will be sent there ... They will persuade the locals to "live peacefully" ... There is no other way for tolerant Swedes ...