Pröva med några kompisar – Fakta, åsikter och tolkningar – Övning 10

Grupp A

Läs följande texter:

  • Peter Hultqvist, Försvarsminister 2014-

3 June 2015: “We are facing a more provocative, unpredictable and destabilising Russia that has lowered the threshold to use military force. […] Russian activities in the Baltic Region and in the High North have also increased. […] We have to cooperate closely with our partners in the Nordic, the Baltics, within the NATO partnership, within the EU and we must maintain a strong Transatlantic link. […] We are looking at a renewed regional focus, with emphasis on national defence and planning for wartime scenarios. For example, we will re-establish permanent units on the island of Gotland.”

  • Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, Landshövding i Gotlands län 2010-2019

28 June 2015: “We need people on the ground prepared for a possible invasion.”

30 June 2015: “We usually say that we are an aircraft carrier. You can launch a war from Gotland. You can easily land 1,000 or 10,000 troops, so it’s good to have a permanent defence here.”

15 July 2015: “Of course, we in Sweden are worried, just as the residents of other countries are worried. We see what is happening in Ukraine. […] Gotland is located in a very strategically important region. I do not think that people in other parts of Sweden are as worried as they are in Gotland.”

  • Peter Mattsson, Universitetslektor i krigsvetenskap vid Försvarshögskolan och expert på Ryssland

25 June 2015: “I don’t think Russia is as dangerous as it is presented in [the CEPA report]. We are starting to get a skewed image. […] It is important to think of who the issuer of the report is, a Washington think tank. […] The level of threat is substantial. Gotland is of geopolitical significance, and perhaps most seriously of all, Gotland is un-defended, so it contributes to geopolitical uncertainty in the Baltic – that’s the conclusion we can draw from this report.”