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The head of the Swedish Ministry of Defense had to answer the question whether the Swedish army is ready to fight for other countries

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Sweden should not enter into any military-political alliances, but should remain militarily neutral state. At the same time, it is ready to provide other countries and accept from them various kinds of support, including military.


This position was expressed by the Minister of Sweden Peter Hultkvist in an interview for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

He noted that the country's leadership decided to develop operational planning with Finland. In addition, Sweden should begin its implementation with the Scandinavian countries, as well as with NATO members.

Because of this statement, the head of the Swedish Ministry of Defense had to answer a question from journalists about whether the Swedish army was ready to fight for other countries. He was asked if his words about military cooperation with other states meant that Stockholm could oblige its troops to fight, defending, for example, Finland or Mali, which Hultqvist suddenly remembered.

The question of the Swedish newspapermen took the official by surprise, and he tried to dodge him, which he did not do well enough.

Don't speculate about what might happen in a crisis. This will be decided by the parliaments and governments of the respective countries.

- the minister told reporters.



We can say that Hultqvist was caught by the journalists on a careless statement, and he had to somehow get out.

It should be noted that in the same interview, Hultqvist stated that several hundred Swedish troops will continue to carry out tasks in Africa (in the mentioned Mali), since this turns out to be in the interests of Stockholm and in the spirit of partnership.
Photos used:
https://en.wikipedia.org/, Adrian Cadiz, Твиттер/Минобороны Швеции
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  1. Benk
    Benk 27 September 2021 13: 13
    +2
    Um ... To my mind, he said everything very diplomatically, it’s not even close that someone caught him there.
    1. Peak
      Peak 27 September 2021 13: 26
      +9
      The head of the Swedish Ministry of Defense had to answer the question whether the Swedish army is ready to fight for other countries

      Photos from the article:


      Screenshot of the video (one person with the Minister of Defense of Sweden laughing ):


      1. Seryoga64
        Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 39
        +1
        Video course class good
        1. Peak
          Peak 27 September 2021 13: 42
          +1
          Quote: Seryoga64
          Video course class


          It has been "walking" on the network for a long time, but, as for me, it is quite suitable for this topic under discussion.
          1. Seryoga64
            Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 44
            -2
            Quote: PiK
            Has been "walking" on the network for a long time,

            I just saw it recently. Downloaded and uploaded to Odnoklassniki
      2. sedoj
        sedoj 27 September 2021 15: 53
        +3
        I will add a little more positive:
      3. hosekonceko
        hosekonceko 28 September 2021 17: 42
        0
        The Swedes are not frail in the military industry. Finns and Balts follow them. Northwest flank.
    2. bolt
      bolt 27 September 2021 13: 37
      +2
      Quote: Benk
      Um ... To my mind, he said everything very diplomatically, it’s not even close that someone caught him there.


      Don't speculate about what might happen in a crisis. This will be decided by the parliaments and governments of the respective countries.


      It remains to clarify the list of "relevant countries", whose parliaments and governments will decide where and with whom the Swedish soldiers fight.

      In my opinion, the guy's brain is not very good. It looks like he is from "green" or "blue" ...
      1. Peak
        Peak 27 September 2021 14: 23
        -1
        Quote: crashing
        In my opinion, the guy's brain is not very good. It looks like he is from "green" or "blue" ...

        Greta's "Daddy" lol
    3. The comment was deleted.
  2. prior
    prior 27 September 2021 13: 16
    +6
    "Don't speculate about what might happen in a crisis."

    The classic case, the Swedes have already plunged into the substance, and they did not even begin to think about the consequences.
    In a crisis situation in Russia, no one will understand whether Sweden is a NATO member or not. If it is a NATO ally, then it is subject to destruction, like any other NATO member.
    And hello to Swedish families .... repeat yes
    1. Seryoga64
      Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 30
      -1
      Quote: prior
      The classic case, the Swedes have already stepped into the substance

      + And they don't understand how to get out of it
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 September 2021 13: 43
      +1
      Quote: prior
      The classic case, the Swedes have already plunged into the substance, and they did not even begin to think about the consequences.

      As well as with Count Bernadotte after WWII.
  3. iouris
    iouris 27 September 2021 13: 18
    +2
    Total war has been going on for a long time and the Swedes have always been on only one side.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 September 2021 13: 24
    +2
    As soon as the Islamists fill up at least one Swedes in Mali, the bravado of the Swedish Minister of Defense will decrease significantly.
    1. Seryoga64
      Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 31
      -1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      As soon as the Swedes in Mali, Islamists flood

      Will not overwhelm. They don't fight anywhere. They sit in the barracks
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 27 September 2021 13: 34
        +1
        And to the barracks, Gustav will not reach? It would be cool, Gustav and the Swedish soldier, this is a topic! drinks
        1. Seryoga64
          Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 38
          -2
          Quote: tralflot1832
          And Gustav won't reach the barracks?

          Well, how many are there. Once or twice, I got it. No one will spend expensive ammunition for such a negligible purpose
          drinks
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 27 September 2021 13: 44
            +1
            The king of arms sales from Bulgaria may be in a hurry, or anything personal is a business. By the way, he is not touched, the right merchant? Until he is killed from his arsenal, an American soldier.
            1. Seryoga64
              Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 46
              -2
              Quote: tralflot1832
              The king of arms sales from Bulgaria may be in a hurry, or anything personal is a business. By the way, he is not touched, the right merchant? Until he is killed from his arsenal, an American soldier.

              I can not say anything. Off topic request
          2. Peak
            Peak 27 September 2021 14: 09
            0
            Quote: Seryoga64
            Quote: tralflot1832
            And Gustav won't reach the barracks?

            Well, how many are there. Once or twice, I got it. No one will spend expensive ammunition for such a negligible purpose
            drinks

            Granatgevär m / 48 Carl Gustaf and the nomenclature of ammunition for it.


            A shot for an RPG is not so expensive beyond the clouds, but in general, in Africa, especially Mali, it is exotic.

            Therefore, if you work on the Swedes from the RPG, then from the good old RPG-7, or as it is called all over the world - "RPG".
      2. Peak
        Peak 27 September 2021 13: 39
        +2
        Quote: Seryoga64
        Will not overwhelm. They don't fight anywhere. They sit in the barracks

        What prevents the Malian bandos from taking the Swedes hostage right in the barracks?
        Business, with the right approach? request
        1. Seryoga64
          Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 47
          -2
          Quote: PiK
          What prevents the Malian bandos from taking the Swedes hostage right in the barracks?
          Business, with the right approach?

          Yes, better than someone more serious and numerous.
          And so ... the game is not worth the candle
          1. Peak
            Peak 27 September 2021 13: 49
            +1
            Quote: Seryoga64
            Yes, better than someone more serious and numerous.
            And so ... the game is not worth the candle

            And if you do not bother and proceed from the principle - "Chicken by grain"?
            1. Seryoga64
              Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 53
              -2
              Quote: PiK
              And if not to greyhound and proceed from the principle - "Chicken by grain"?

              May they not contact them. It is more profitable for them to capture the Frenchman
    2. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 27 September 2021 13: 38
      0
      Where is the bravado? Slowly excuses himself.
  5. Seryoga64
    Seryoga64 27 September 2021 13: 27
    -2
    The head of the Swedish Ministry of Defense had to answer the question whether the Swedish army is ready to fight for other countries

    Good question of course yes
  6. singless
    singless 27 September 2021 13: 30
    +1
    NATO is a herd. the owner climbed and everyone climbed. that's what they are afraid of.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 27 September 2021 13: 57
    +2
    is the Swedish army ready to fight for other countries

    The question that was asked is also streamlined, it was necessary to ask whether the Swedes are ready to fight the Russians, for the interests of the United States?
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 27 September 2021 15: 22
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      The question that was asked is also streamlined, it was necessary to ask whether the Swedes are ready to fight the Russians, for the interests of the United States?

      Certainly some crazy "puppeteers" are driving the world to madness. Some 40 years ago, the whole country listened and danced to:
  8. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 27 September 2021 15: 51
    +1
    Correctly declares - they are not connected with anything, they act according to the situation. If there is a threat of a large-scale nuclear war, Sweden will be neutral, if again they will share some kind of banana dictatorship, then Sweden will undoubtedly get its piece.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 27 September 2021 16: 50
      0
      So the question is also not simple, with connotations. Whether Sweden gets its piece or not, it is not yet known. And with the statement "Just think, put a couple of hundred Swedes in some Mali, at the direction of the" appropriate country. " Sitting in this chair for this something will not be so easy. I would say, we will not be without options - the owner will throw him out into the street. He will say for sure - they will eat their own with shit. So spinning like on a frying pan. As they say, eat a fish ...
  9. Spkrdctr
    Spkrdctr 27 September 2021 23: 32
    0
    The Swedish army will not fight for other countries. What would they have to fight? These small European countries have such small armed forces that they are generally ineffective. It would be better if they joined NATO and simply "pretended" to help NATO.
  10. saygon66
    saygon66 28 September 2021 18: 29
    0
    So the Swedes have been climbing into all the holes of the world in peacekeepers from the UN for a long time ... No getting used to ...