Russia annexed Crimea in order to save the population of this Ukrainian peninsula from the threat of a civil war and massive destruction, as happened later in Donbas, the East of Ukraine.
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is the Swedish Armed Forces’ informal press department and their report about Russian influence operations in Sweden should be taken with a grain of salt.
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is an independent institute and a platform for research and information on foreign affairs and international relations. The news outlet cited in Sputnik is an outlet, which is often echoing pro-Kremlin narratives. The report can be found here bit.ly/2imcJxy,