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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Sweden Signs Defense Deal With Denmark, Amid Increased Fear Of Russia

Il-20 CootTwo weeks after signing a war pact with neighboring Finland, Sweden has made a similar deal with another Scandinavian neighbor, Denmark.

While the deal is set to be confirmed later in March, Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist stressed that the agreement will not bring neutral Sweden any closer to joining NATO in the face of increased Russian aggression that is worrying Scandinavian nations.

“Deepened Nordic bilateral and multilateral cooperation will strengthen the national defense as well as the ability to conduct operations in our immediate area and beyond,” Hultqvist told Stockholm news site The Local on Tuesday.

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