Swedish military readiness tested by Russian exercise




Just two months after the Swedish Defence Minister, Karin Enstr÷m, questioned the country’s state of readiness in a speech about military capabilities, a Russian training exercise has exposed Sweden’s sluggish reaction times to threats, instead having to rely on help from NATO. The Svenska Dagbladet newspaper (SvD) reported that two Russian heavy bomber Tu-22M3 aircraft and four fighters had flown over Gotska Sand÷n, an uninhabited Swedish island in the Baltic Sea, and were si...
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