Due to the unusual activity of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea, Sweden increases military readiness

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Due to the unusual activity of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea, Sweden increases military readiness

Sweden spotted a number of amphibious assault ships from Russia's northern fleet entering the Baltic Sea.

In Sweden, atypical Russian activity in the Baltic Sea was recorded, so the Swedish Armed Forces decided to strengthen the military readiness of their army.

Such a statement on Friday, January 14, was made by the chief military commander of Sweden, Lieutenant General Leif Michael Claesson, writes AP.

“We have decided to bring our troops (on readiness – ed.). This does not necessarily mean an increase in the threat, but we always want to adapt to the current situation,” the lieutenant general said.

He stressed that Sweden, also not a member of NATO, noticed a number of landing ships of the Russian northern fleet near its borders, which were entering the Baltic Sea.

Claesson said some of the measures taken by the Swedish military would be classified. “We will operate in the air, at sea, under the surface and on the ground in different ways and in different geographic locations,” he said.

At the same time, he noted, the events will be visible on the strategically important island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, which lies just over 300 kilometers (186 miles) from the Russian Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad.

Recall that the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine suggest that Russia may attack from the sea. Vice Admiral Andriy Tarasov, First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, said that the threat of Russia's invasion of Ukraine from the sea is quite real.

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