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Sweden attempts to diminish Russian military capacity to please NATO

Summary of Disinformation

Sweden is about to join NATO and wants to please its future masters. A report from the Swedish Defence Research Institute claims that Russia is unable to keep up with Western military technology. These claims reflect Sweden’s position as a junior partner of NATO.


Regnum.ru, regnum.ru/news/2588889.html, regnum.ru/news/economy/2588678.html, 360tv.ru/news/mir/shvedskij-voennyj-issledovatel-nazval-rossiju-proigravshej-sverhderzhavoj/?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop
Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on Swedish neutrality. Sweden is mainlining a policy of non-alignment, cooperates with NATO, but has no plans to join the alliance. See here for more information on NATO-Sweden relations.

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Reported in: Issue 140
Date: 12.03.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Sweden
Keywords: Neutrality, Military, EU/NATO enlargement
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Regnum News Agency TV 360
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