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

Grupp C

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  • Viktor Tatarintsev, Rysslands ambassadör i Sverige 2014-

18 June 2015: “Unfortunately, the fear and antipathy towards Russia in Sweden is now on a larger scale than before. The explanation lies in the aggressive propaganda campaign conducted by the Swedish mass media. Russia is often described as an attacker who only thinks of conducting wars and threatening others. But I can guarantee that Sweden, which is a non-aligned state, does not appear in any war plans of the Russian General Staff. Sweden is not a target for our armed troops.

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I don’t think [Swedish NATO membership] will become relevant in the near future, even though there has been a certain swing in public opinion. But if it happens there will be countermeasures. Putin pointed out that there will be consequences, that Russia will have to resort to a response of the military kind and reorient our troops and missiles. The country that joins NATO needs to be aware of the risks it is exposing itself to.”

  • Sputnik News

16 July 2015: “Sweden keeps flexing its military muscle due to imaginary Russian aggression

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The island of Gotland could be used as a key place to shoot from at invading Russian troops, if Russia were ever to decide to take over the Baltics, Governor of Gotland Cecilia Schelin-Seidegard said.

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Schelin-Seidegard clearly got up on the wrong side of her bed. Russia has never had an interest in ‘invading Baltic nations or Scandinavia,’ as everyone out there seems to believe.

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Peter Mattsson, a researcher at the Swedish National Defense College, said the United States deliberately spreads rumors about Russian aggression trying to convince Sweden and other Baltic nations that they are vulnerable without US troops in the region.”

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