Sweden to Remilitarise Baltic Island in Response to Russian Activity
Sweden plans to station troops on the strategic Baltic island of Gotland, as Russia has increased its military activity in the region.
Permanent military presence has been absent from Gotland, which is Sweden's largest island, for a period of ten years, the Financial Times reports.
Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist announced that he would recommend the stationing of a company of about 150 troops on Gotland.
Sweden will also intensify military drills around the island with the participation of the country's army, navy and air force.
Hultqvist justified these decision with the island's strategic location and the concern expressed by the three Baltic states of Russia's rising activity and influence in the region.
Gotland lies about half-way between Sweden and Latvia in the middle of the Baltic Sea.
The remilitarisation of Gotland is part of the Swedish government's pledge to increase its defence budget by spending an extra USD 717 M in the next five years.
Russian airplanes have infringed Swedish airspace several times, while foreign submarines, likely to be Russian, have been reportedly spotted in the archipelago outside Stockholm.
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Elephant has large nose and is associated with India. Bear has big claws and is associated with Russia. But Putin has small nose and big tits. Perhaps he plans to feed his people with them. Maybe he envisions himself as the new wolf mother like the one who nursed Romulus and Remus. But Russia is no Rome. Perhaps Ream? Maybe reamrik?
Pugin is mad - but then so are the majority of Russians, who support him. You can't reason with a virus, or decide to educate a rabid dog which is trying to bite you - if any Russian warplane/tank/warship infringes any other country's territory it should be destroyed without warning. Who cares what the soused-in-vodka Ivan on the Moscow omnibus thinks?
A tame press? That girl told about the future meeting of two politicians in the Past perfect.
It's not the unfortunate inadvertence, sure. It's the strategical provocation
of Putin! The civilized World won't dismiss this horrifying fact! New sanctions!
"Referendum in Cosovo" /Obama,2014/
"Russian Grads shell Tshinval, "Russian planes bomb Tbilissi" /BBC, CNN, Skynews, Fox...August,2008/
"Putin's regime behind the MH17 crash", in different variations / CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, Sun, BBC, Guardian....2014/
"Street protests in Moscow", on the background of palm trees ;) /Fox News, December,2011/
The Alex Salmond's detailed reply (to ‘bank exodus’ question of BBC editor Nick Robinson) was replaced
in the BBC report by "Alex Salmond ignored the question" /September,2014/.....etc, etc, etc.
But sensless to ask "who controls the politicians and the press in the West", right?
The answer is obvious: "The highest Justice".
Hopefully there will come a time when the Westeners will realize that "Putin's blaming all Russia's woes on the west"
is another fabrication of the less and less trustworthy Western Media, a daily feed for fish.
Though fish seems to be happy to swallow and not to go through the hassle of thinking. Happiness.
How is this for a tame press?.........................
"In the broadcast a Rossiya 24 journalist said: "The Kremlin also reports that Vladimir Putin met with Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev on Monday."
This was broadcast on a Russian channel today..........on a meeting that is still to happen (Monday) so who controls the press in Russia?
Another nail in Putin's coffin?, there will come a time when the Russian people will realise the deceit in Putin's blaming all Russia's woes on the west........."you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time".