On Saturday, the Swedish General Staff revealed the discovery of a Russian reconnaissance plane that violated Swedish airspace, while the Scandinavian country is considering joining NATO.
The Swedish Ministry of Defense revealed, in a statement, that a Russian AN-30 plane “violated Swedish airspace on Friday night” and that The device was monitored and photographed by the authorities.
The incident occurred at a time when Sweden and Finland, the only Nordic countries not militarily allied, Thinking of applying to NATOAfter the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In Sweden, political parties are still debating in parliament the possibility of applying for membership and will report on the new security policy on May 13.
Stockholm and Helsinki Significantly increase cooperation and bilateral contacts In recent weeks to try to agree on a common position on NATO and perhaps ask for entry at the same time.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed on Thursday that Sweden and Finland would “welcome with open arms” if they decided to join NATO, and denounced Russia’s “intimidation and threats” so that the two countries do not join the organization.
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