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The Swedish army began another military exercise to "defend" the island of Gotland

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The Swedish army began another military exercise to "defend" the island of Gotland

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The Swedish army began military exercises to "defend" Gotland - an island located in the Baltic Sea. About 400 people from 17 different units of the Swedish Armed Forces take part in them. Strengthening the defense of the Swedish island is aimed at the ability to repel attacks from a potential enemy. This, first of all, is facilitated by the adoption by the Swedish army of the new mortar armored tracked vehicle Mjölner. The personnel of the armored regiment, part of which is stationed in Gotland, will have to test the capabilities of this self-propelled mortar.

Now it is extremely important to work on strengthening our military potential on the island [Gotland], given the tense situation that is developing in the world, as well as the very position of Gotland, which is strategic for us. According to our calculations, we plan to reach the required level of security by 2025-26, because it is then that we will be able to protect Gotland for a longer time without the need to pull in reinforcements from the mainland

- said the commander of the P18 regiment Magnus Frickwall.

Recall that the teachings of the Swedish army on the so-called defense of Gotland have become the second for the current year. In the summer of 2022, Sweden already conducted the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) joint maritime exercise with the assistance of US Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, in which Swedish military personnel practiced measures to protect the island from a possible enemy attack. It is not difficult to guess who is considered an enemy in Sweden, given that the country is going to become a member of NATO.
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 7 December 2022 11: 36
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    Still others are sure that Gotland is Russia's dream. Like the same Balts, we are sure that we just dream of conquering them. They fed the entire USSR laughing laughing lol
    1. Mitia68
      Mitia68 7 December 2022 12: 01
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      Some are sure that Gotland is Russia's dream


      They just remember history.
      We captured Gotland back in 1808 and annexed it to the Russian Empire as a province.
      On April 25, 1808, in full dress, he appeared at a solemn gathering of local residents, where Admiral Nikolai Andreevich Bodisko, appointed to the post of governor, read out the Proclamation on the accession of this territory to the Russian Empire "from now on and forever!".

      "Having this island is given to Russia as valuable as owning Finland. Whoever owns the island of Gotland owns the internal waters of the Baltic Sea!" (c) Alexander 1st

      PS After 22 days, the Russian garrison capitulated because of the approaching Swedish fleet.
  2. Mwg
    Mwg 7 December 2022 11: 41
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    Interestingly, they were going to jam the fish with mortar mines, or what?
  3. YOUR
    YOUR 7 December 2022 11: 46
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    mortar armored tracked vehicle Mjölner

    Dangerous little thing, this Hammer of Thor. Double-barreled mortar in a fully armored turret, rate of fire 16 rounds per minute, range 13 km. On the chassis of the BMP CV90.
    Rest. Teachings in which 400 soldiers are taking part, and even from 17 different units. Something like a game of toy soldiers
    1. Mitia68
      Mitia68 7 December 2022 12: 08
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      Teachings in which take 400 soldiers


      Well, actually, this is 6% of all ground forces in Sweden (6850 people).
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 7 December 2022 12: 42
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        Quote from Mitia68
        Well, actually, this is 6% of all ground forces in Sweden (6850 people).

        Terrible army.
        1. Mitia68
          Mitia68 8 December 2022 15: 18
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          Rather, the Swedes choose a very smart government for themselves.
          Since 1809, the Swedes have completely abandoned expansion (even Norway was peacefully "released" in 1905) and focused on internal development.

          And for 200 years, the Swedes did not need to fight.
          But they have had universal pensions since 1913!
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 December 2022 11: 49
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    The Swedish army began military exercises to "defend" Gotland
    Of course Gotland is Russia's primary target (irony). I remember last year's panic of the Swedes when the expert Korotchenko on TV jokingly described the situation with the capture of this island. The Swedes took it seriously, they almost went as far as calling the Russian ambassador.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 December 2022 12: 01
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      I wouldn't joke about Gotland...
      From it to Kaliningrad - 350 km.
      For KR and kamikaze drones - a trifling distance.
      A few years ago there was no army on Gotland. All the barracks were locked, everything was overgrown with bushes. I rode a bike there, traveled.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 7 December 2022 12: 06
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        Korotchenko spoke after the Swedes had been trying for a week that Russia was preparing to seize the island, and this was long before the start of the NWO. So he showed on an interactive map how this can happen.
        I rode a bike there, traveled.
        Why didn’t you sit in Israel, is it boring?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 7 December 2022 12: 09
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          My wife and I travel 1-2 times a year. Usually in Europe. When we were in Sweden, we also rested on Gotland.
    2. Petr_Koldunov
      Petr_Koldunov 7 December 2022 18: 06
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Korotchenko on TV jokingly described the situation with the capture of this island. The Swedes took it seriously, they almost went as far as calling the Russian ambassador.

      So it's Korotchenko's fault that the Swedes got into NATO? laughing
  5. Uprun
    Uprun 7 December 2022 12: 15
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    As Peter I would say, yes, the Swedes have not the same army, no more teachers ........
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 7 December 2022 12: 36
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    So far, the only aggressors in the region are clearly not the Russian Federation. Gas pipelines are being blown up by unknown countries.
  7. Petr_Koldunov
    Petr_Koldunov 7 December 2022 18: 05
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    Who are they protecting from? From lemmings? Or from proteins?