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Friday, May 29, 2015

Sweden And Denmark Build Closer Defense Ties As Russian Threat in Baltic Rises

HDMS Niels Juel,  HMS Helsingborg & HMS NykoepingDenmark and Sweden have announced that they will develop closer defense ties, just as both face increased Russian military activity in the Baltic and Nordic regions.

The cooperation, announced at a joint press conference in Copenhagen on Wednesday, could see the two countries share air and maritime surveillance information during peacetime, even though Denmark is a member of NATO and Sweden is a neutral country.

"We have a long tradition of military cooperation between Denmark and Sweden,” said a joint statement from the Swedish and Danish Defense ministries. “A pragmatic and determined effort will be made to enhance Danish-Swedish military cooperation in order to achieve increased operational effect and added value to mutual benefit for both countries. We underline the political will and intent to move forward.”

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