Sweden's national security is under threat, and the government is doing everything to make the situation even more unstable. Anders Björnsson came to this conclusion in an article for the Swedish edition of Sydöstran.
Sweden does not have a strong army to resist Russia, the author writes. However, instead of pursuing a balanced and smart foreign policy, the Swedish leadership is doing everything possible to make the situation even more unstable by arranging provocations against Russia and making Sweden a likely target of attack.
The main mistake of the Swedish government, Bjornsson notes, is the deepening of cooperation with NATO, which, in his opinion, does not care at all about maintaining the country's independence.
The government is deepening military cooperation with Russia's main adversary, whose intentions go far beyond concern for Swedish independence. It allows foreign states to conduct exercises on our territory, preparing for future operations that may well run counter to the interests of our country.
- the author writes.
He emphasizes that Sweden adheres to a neutral status and does not enter into a military alliance with NATO. However, deepening ties with the alliance increases the risk that the country will fall prey to an attack directed at other targets. At the same time, Russia is not seen in the desire to attack Sweden and make her his puppet.
NATO membership will only worsen the situation, it is time to say "final no" to the alliance and to reassure its closest neighbors that Sweden has no intention of allowing other states or NATO to host bases with us or assist in attacks on a third party. Sweden must continue to be neutral, Björnsson sums up.