Sweden to deploy troops in the Baltic Sea

Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said Sweden will deploy troops on the strategic Baltic Sea island of Gotland and will start military drills in that area after Russia increased activities and influence over Baltic countries. The troops deployed will be around 130 units. “It’s very important for the Swedish government to recognize the strategic importance of this area” commented the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

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This decision came after:

– US sent heavy armor to Baltic States

– NATO to reinforce its deployment in the Baltic countries

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