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Sweden tells Europe there can be ‘no business as usual’ with Russia

12th March 2020 - 14:08 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The Swedish government has said that Russian military aggression and violation of international law must not be followed by meeting demands from Moscow to form a new European security order.

In a strong condemnation of Russia's consistently undermining democracy through disinformation and military means, Peter Hultqvist, Sweden’s minister of defence, suggested that such strategies were being used to ‘create confusion and uncertainty'.

During a 12 March speech at the Chatham House Security and Defence conference in London, he described as 'absurd' accusations by Maria Zakharova, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, that Sweden, the Czech Republic and Slovakia were involved the 2018 poisoning

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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