The drones targeted three nuclear power plants, as well as several airports and even the royal palace and parliament. The police and coast guard are now investigating the sea and islands around Stockholm for drones, which are said to be too large to be used by a military device.
Sweden’s security agency, SAPO, called on the public to report the drones immediately. That was after drones were spotted over nuclear power plants at Forsmark, Ringgals and Oscarham. Sabo declined to comment further on who is behind the drones, but by all accounts, they are equipped with large wings and are likely military. A police helicopter deployed at an altitude of 1,000 metres.
In the past, Russian submarines regularly appeared in Swedish waters. They may now be equipped with drones. Tensions are rising in Sweden as a result of the crisis between Ukraine and Russia. Sweden sent additional troops to the island of Gotland, which is strategically located in the middle of the Baltic Sea and from which every movement of the Russian Navy can be controlled.
An all-new Russian submarine sails through the Bosphorus on its way to the Mediterranean and beyond.
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The Russians recently sailed three amphibious ships in the Baltic Sea by sound. Moscow has also warned the Swedes against joining NATO, something Stockholm is increasingly leaning towards given rising tensions.
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