January 5th, 2020

Scandinavian tales

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) published a report “Three Future Scenarios for Nordic Military Operations”. In this report experts tried to justify the necessity of Scandinavian military cooperation. However, experts clearly overdid and turned the publication into open and provocative anti-Russian material.

This is evidenced by the fact that in all alleged scenarios Russia is represented as an aggressor. For example, in the first one, the need for military cooperation between Finland, Sweden and Norway is justified by a sharp increase of the military and political pressure of Moscow against Oslo. 

The second variant assumes Russia will deploy S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems on the Swedish island of Gotland. Moreover, Moscow will deny this fact and later declare about the absence of Russian troops in Sweden. According to the last one, Russia will attack all three regional powers simultaneously.

Obviously, all the scenarios presented are fictitious. The current geopolitical situation and the world order makes their implementation impossible. In addition, the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation has repeatedly stated the peaceful nature of foreign policy aimed at ensuring national security exclusively.

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