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The Minister of defence of Sweden Peter Hultqvist criticized his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu for what he allegedly spreading false information. About it reports The Local.
“What describes the Russian Minister of defense, is wrong. NATO does not have unlimited access either to a Finnish or Swedish territorial waters and airspace,” said Hultquist. He pointed out that requires a special permit to foreign ship or aircraft may enter the territory of the countries.
The head of the Swedish Ministry of defense added that this applies to doctrines. “Sweden is free from military alliances, and we make our own decisions,” said Hultquist.
As writes RIA Novosti, Sergei Shoigu, on 24 July, on Board the defense Ministry spoke about anxiety, which causes the retraction of Finland and Sweden in NATO structures. According to him, in may, an agreement was signed on the full participation of countries in the exercises of the Alliance, in return, he received unfettered access to their airspace and territorial waters.
2 August it was reported that Sweden will purchase American complexes Patriot missile defense amid growing tensions with Russia.
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