March 04, 2014
Sweden Responds to Russian Exercises by Sending Jets to Baltic Base
By The Local (Sweden)
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"Due to the increased air operations in the area, and especially as a result of the Russian training exercise going on, we've decided to base parts of our regular incident response team on Gotland," GĂ¶ran MĂĄrtensson at the Armed Forces (FĂ¶rsvarsmaktens) said in a statement.
"By doing this we're increasing our capacity to monitor the skies, which is completely normal during major training exercises. . . ."
Armed Forces' spokesman Philip Simon said that the threat level posed by Russia against Sweden remained unchanged. While he stayed tight-lipped about what kind of military might was sent to Gotland, Simon said that there was "a number of Gripen jets." (via @EitvydasB)