GOTLAND, Sweden — On Sweden’s Baltic Sea island of Gotland, Cold War-style security alerts are back.
Last week, a mixture of Russian military maneuvers and Western nations’ offshore training operations triggered a rare mobilization of Swedish troops, with tanks sent to guard the main Gotland port and jet fighters flying overhead.
The Swedish military presence continued in the days that followed, with surveillance planes circling offshore and troop carriers trundling along the island’s picturesque highways.
“What we did on Gotland was to show that we have built up our military capacity,” Mattias Ardin, who leads the recently reestablished Gotland Regiment, told POLITICO in …read more
Source:: European Voice