6th Dec 2023


Nordic states join forces to deter Russia in Baltic

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden are to deepen military cooperation to counter Russia's vaulting aggression in the Baltic Sea region, their defence ministers said at a meeting in Malmö, Sweden, Monday. "The Sund Strait region, which is the entrance to the Baltic Sea, is strategically important for Sweden, Denmark, and Norway in case of a crisis or a war," Swedish defence minister Peter Hultqvist said. Sweden is also joining Nato.

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