Swedish PM Kristersson: Country intends to join European air defense system
ZURICH, January 8 – RIA Novosti. Sweden intends to join the European air defense system, the creation of which was agreed last year by NATO member states, declaration UK Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson speaks at the “People and Defense” conference.
According to The Local Sweden, “Kristersson said that Sweden will join the 15-nation joint missile defense initiative called European Skyshield, which was launched at the NATO defense ministers meeting in October.
According to him, Sweden should contribute to NATO with “new capabilities”, including air force and air defense.
According to the politician, the country is also ready to contribute to the defense of the North Atlantic Alliance, especially the Baltic states, with the help of its ground combat units.
In October last year, Germany and 13 NATO member states signed a declaration on the creation of a more advanced European air defense (AD) system. We are talking about a statement on the so-called European Sky Shield initiative (“European Anti-Missile Shield”). At Berlin’s initiative, this will help close existing gaps in the current European air defense system.
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