Contents tagged with Sweden

  • Swedish experts: Moscow is preparing for full-scale war

    The Swedish National Defense Research Institute (FOI) stated that the Russian army is being prepared for participation in large-scale military requirements. They came to this opinion analyzing the military exercises conducted in Russia from 2009-2017.

    The experts note that the Russian Federation armed forces, which had previously been involved only in local conflicts began to prepare for continuous regional wars starting back in 2009.

    According to FOI, Russia considers NATO or the Chinese …

  • Swedish Air Force: Russian warplanes violated Sweden's airspace

    A surveillance aircraft and two destroyers of the Russian Air Force violated Swedish airspace over the Baltic coast entering it for a short period, the Swedish Air Force reported.

    In the report published on January 24th, Swedish Air Force stated that the incident occurred on January 19th. An Il-20 surveillance aircraft and two Su-27 fighters flew near the city of Karlshamn, in south Sweden. The Russian aircraft entered Swedish airspace without permission, which the Swedish military reported to …

  • Russia expels Swedish attache after Stockholm refused to extend visas of two Russian diplomats

    Russia expelled the press attache at the Swedish embassy after Stockholm refused to issue visas to two Russian diplomats, reported Expressen, as well as the Russian media.

    The Swedish Foreign Ministry confirmed the information about the expulsion of the Swedish employee in the embassy in Moscow. The Swedish Ministry regrets the decision of Russia.

    The Department of Information and Press of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to comment on the matter.

    The position of press attache …

  • Sweden urges Ukraine to accelerate reforms

    Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallström used her microblog in Twitter to urge Ukraine to speed up the reform process. “Five years ago, today, the Maidan protests started in Kyiv. Further accelerated reforms would be the best way to honor those who died in pursuit of a better Ukraine. Sweden will continue to defend Ukraine’s territorial integrity and actively support further reforms,” wrote Wallström.

    The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are looking forward to the Verkhovna …

  • Ukraine may receive $8 billion after IMF program is unblocked

    A new program from the IMF will facilitate Ukraine’s access to funding worth $8 billion, which will help maintain a fairly stable hryvnia exchange rate next year, stated by Anders Aslund, an analyst at an American center, the Atlantic Council in an interview with the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America.

    “Most likely, Ukraine will now receive $2 billion from the IMF, as well as $ 2 billion from the EU and the World Bank. The Ukrainian government can sell Eurobonds for additional $2 …

  • Sweden accuses Russian Defense Minister of lying

    Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist accused his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu of spreading false information about Sweden's cooperation with NATO.

    The Swedish Defense Minister commented on the words of Sergey Shoygu, who, while speaking at the board meeting of the Russia Defense Ministry on July 24, expressed Moscow’s concerns about integration of Finland and Sweden into NATO structures.

    “What the Russian defense minister describes is a lie. NATO does not have unlimited access to …

  • Media: Sweden studies possible scenarios of Russian invasion

    Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Sweden has paid greater attention to its own territorial defense, the newspaper L’Express reports. Recently Sweden deployed a new regiment on its Gotland island, for the first time since the end of World War II. Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven were present at the ceremony in honor of this historic event.

    According to L’Express, Swedish analysts anticipate possible crises and even a war in northern Europe. After the …

  • Sweden allows government officials to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after the national team made the playoffs

    The Government of Sweden expressed its refusal to boycott the football World Cup held in Russia after the success of its national football team, reports the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

    "After the national team made the playoff of the tournament from first place in a group, the Swedish Cabinet of Ministers considered it important to support their soccer players. The cabinet members will be present at team games at the FIFA World Cup,” stated the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot …

  • Swedish appeals court upholds suspension of Stockholm arbitration ruling on Gazprom vs Naftogaz case

    The Swedish Svea Court of Appeal upheld its decision to suspend the February 28 ruling, which was made by the Stockholm arbitration court, concerning the gas transit contract dispute between Gazprom and Naftogaz.

    “Naftogaz tried to appeal this court order, but the court ruled that its arguments were insufficient,” Gazprom reported through its press service. “This circumstance strengthens Gazprom’s position for appealing attempts by Naftogaz to enforce the aforementioned arbitration ruling in …

  • Swedish appeals court suspends arbitration award to be paid by Gazprom to Ukraine's Naftogaz

    The Swedish appeals court granted the request of the Russian company Gazprom to suspend the decision of the Stockholm arbitration court in the company’s dispute with the Ukrainian company Naftogaz. This was reported by Ukrainian-Interfax, citing a press release from Gazprom.

    “The Court of Appeal agreed that there are sufficient grounds for suspending the execution of the Stockholm arbitration award. The issuance of this order deprives Naftogaz of Ukraine of grounds to attempt to seize Gazprom’ …