Sweden Responds to Russian Mockery

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.09 - 2024 10:49 AM CET

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Sweden Responds to Russian Mockery.

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Yesterday, both the government and the Swedish Armed Forces warned that there could be a war in Sweden.

"Yes, the answer is yes," said Supreme Commander Micael Bydén to SVT, when asked whether Sweden could end up in a war with Russia.

A few hours later, the Russian response came.

In a post on Telegram, Alexey Pushkov, chairman of the information committee in the Russian Senate, accused Sweden of spreading "anti-Russian paranoia."

Furthermore, the Russian politician highlighted that "it seems some Swedish military personnel and journalists almost dream of war."

"Apparently, they have not been able to calm down since the defeat at Poltava," added Pushkov mockingly.

Sweden's Response

Now, Defense Minister Pål Jonson comments on the Russian mockery.

He emphasizes that the government does not place much importance on the statement.

"I do not engage with Russia when they use various forms of disinformation," says Jonson on SVT's Morning Studio.

At the same time, the defense minister stresses the utmost importance of taking Russia's aggressive and risk-taking behavior seriously.

"Russia has put both its economy and defense industry on a war footing, and of course, continues to exert pressure on Ukraine," underscores Pål Jonson.

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