SWEDEN PREPARED TO USE ‘ARMED FORCE, IF NECESSARY’, ON SUSPECTED RUSSIAN SUBMARINE

Washington Times on October 22, 2014, reported Sweden suspects that a Russian submarine has illegally entered its waters and says it is prepared to force the craft to reveal itself. Excerpts below:

Meanwhile the Swedish corvette HMS Visby navigated on Mysingen Bay, as the search for a suspected foreign vessel entered its fifth day in the Stockholm archipelago.

“Our aim now is to force whatever it is up to the surface … with armed force, if necessary,” Supreme Commander General Sverker Goeranson said on October 22 of the unidentified vessel, International Business Times reported. The submarine is believed to be submerged in the Baltic Sea less than 30 miles from Stockholm.

Comment: The ongoing Russian operations outside Stockholm should be a reason for the West to reflect on Putin’s nuclear navy getting an upgrade regular upgrades. Russia recently christened a new top-secret submarine

The Swedish military has used over 200 troops and a variety of military assets to try and locate the submarine.

“This will continue until we consider that we are done,” Jesper Tengroth, press officer for the Swedish military, told reporters Oct. 18, IBT reported Swedish forces have been scouring the sea off Stockholm since Friday, after what the military called three credible reports of activity by foreign submarines or divers using an underwater vehicle. The vessels were unidentified, but during the 1980s the Swedish navy from time to time hunted suspected Soviet submarines in its waters.

Swedish forces have been scouring the sea off Stockholm since October 17, after what the military called three credible reports of activity by foreign submarines or divers using an underwater vehicle. The vessels were unidentified, but during the 1980s the Swedish navy from time to time hunted suspected Soviet submarines in its waters.

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