Russian attack jets “equipped with nuclear weapons” entered Sweden’s airspace in a “deliberate act” to intimidate” the country.
Sweden’s TV4 reported that Two Russian attack planes, escorted by a further two fighter planes, with nuclear weapons entered their airspace in a “deliberate act with the aim, of intimidating Sweden.”
TV4 reported the Ukraine war has prompted the Swedish Air Force to increase their preparedness, so the attack planes and fighter jets were soon spotted heading for Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea.
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It is understood that the Russian jets took off from their airbase in Kaliningrad which was formerly part of Poland.
It is understood by IT4 that the violation of Sweden’s airspace happened on 2 March, but has only now been reported.
Last month Finland and Sweden were threatened by Russia with “serious military and political repercussions” should they decide to join NATO.
Moscow warned that NATO has expanded too far eastwards and Russia fear this poses a national threat to their security.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Finland and Sweden “should not base their security on damaging the security of other countries.”
The Russian spokeswoman added, “Their accession to NATO can have detrimental consequences and face some military and political consequences.”
Russia’s Foreign Ministry reiterated the grave threat on Twitter, she said, “We regard the Finnish government’s commitment to a military non-alignment policy as an important factor in ensuring security and stability in northern Europe.”
Russia’s Foreign Ministry added, “Finland’s accession to @NATO would have serious military and political repercussions.”