DISINFO: Sweden tells municipalities to prepare for war
  • Outlet: RT English (archived)*
  • Date of publication: December 14, 2016
  • Outlet language(s): English
  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • Countries / regions discussed: Sweden, Russia
War preparation

DISINFO: Sweden tells municipalities to prepare for war


Sweden tells municipalities to prepare for war and 150 troops were put on permanent service on the island of Gotland, not far from Russian territory.


Although it is true that a Swedish state agency has informed the municipalities about their responsibilities in rebuilding the civil defence in Sweden, this is aimed at increasing the ability of the society to deal with destabilization in the form of antagonistic actions in peacetime (such as political, psychological, economic and military influence operations), to increase the ability to identify and counter intelligence operations, cyber attacks and information operations against the country, as well as increase the ability to resist an armed attack on Sweden from qualified opponents. The Swedish Civil Contingency Agency describes its mission here. Gotland is part of Sweden's sovereign territory and has had Swedish military presence since 1645 as it is of strategic geographical importance. As Russia and Sweden are neighboring countries, naturally it is not far from Russian territory.


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