Sweden announced its readiness to defend against the background of the expected Russian invasion of Ukraine

Stockholm has raised the level of combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Sweden (Försvarsmakten) amid "aggravation of the situation" on the border between Russia and Ukraine due to the expected "invasion of the Russians." The Supreme Commander (Överbefälhavaren) of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Micael Bydén (in office since October 1, 2015), spoke about this in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Now all the attention of Europe and the United States is riveted on Ukraine and Russia, and what is happening is shocking. We feel responsible, we do not sit idly by and do not wait, we have increased combat readiness to defend our country. We are ready to act promptly in different scenarios and not only near our borders

- he said.

The commander clarified that there will be a strengthening of the Swedish Armed Forces on the island of Gotland and in the Baltic.

Our armed forces are not what they were in 2013. We have other goals and we must be in place where something is happening.

He summed up.

Note that in recent years, there has been an increased activity of reconnaissance aircraft of the Swedish Air Force over the Baltic Sea of ​​anti-Russian orientation.

Given the decades-long nervousness of the "neutral" kingdom of Sweden, a feeling creeps in that the Swedes are still tormented by the "loss of an empire" complex. At the same time, any mention of Ukraine evokes painful memories of the lost battle near Poltava on June 27 (July 8), 1709, and Russia's victory in the Northern War (1700-1721) as a whole.
  • Photos used: https://www.forsvarsmakten.se/
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  1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 25 December 2021 20: 48
    I don’t understand. Sweden has something to do with it. Attacks are waiting on the urkain. They’ll go to fight for them.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 26 December 2021 08: 56
      The Swedes were punished for their pro-NATO zeal. We can repeat it. Then in 1952, they shot down two reconnaissance aircraft DC-3. The Swedes named them Hugin and Mugin. In honor of the crows Thor, Thought and Memory. The MiG pilots of the DKBF did not miss, they harshly stopped attempts to follow the maneuvers cruiser Makarov.
  2. Heroes Heroes Offline Heroes Heroes
    Heroes Heroes (Sergei) 25 December 2021 23: 22
  3. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 26 December 2021 00: 19
    Sweden has been reporting this since 1905.
  4. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 26 December 2021 15: 27
    The right decision. The Vikings need to organize the repulsion of refugees, who follow Mazepa from Ukraine, because there are enough Banderaites left there, and normal Ukrainians, together with us, will squeeze the mold overboard the country. And these carls, who are twelfths, simply by their fate are forced to protect and grow this mold.
  5. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 26 December 2021 15: 29
    Quote: gunnerminer
    Sweden has been reporting this since 1905.

    From June 27 (July 8) 1709. From Poltava.
  6. Mark Offline Mark
    Mark (Mark) 27 December 2021 12: 21
    Resistant pewter lol laughing Zoldatishsh