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Sweden turns resort island into a military shooting range, scaring away the tourists

Summary of Disinformation

Sweden has decided that the Island of Gotland has a strategic function in a war with Russia – who has no plans on going to war. Now the roaring from cannons never quiet over the idyllic province and the Swedish military are scaring away the tourists. The people of Gotland are disappointed with the return of the noisy military units.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation on Western military, encircling Russia. Similar cases here and here. Unfounded claims on discontent on Gotland with the military presence on the island and on the military impeding tourism.

Sweden established a military unit on the island of Gotland in 2018, consisting of a few hundred conscripts.

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Reported in: Issue 147
Date: 24.04.2019
Language: Lithuania Russian
Country: Russia, Lithuania, Sweden
Keywords: Military, Encircling Russia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Lithuania
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