From Johan Sennero, Reuters: Sweden has called in Russia’s ambassador to explain comments by a foreign ministry spokeswoman who said any Swedish decision to join NATO would have “consequences” that would compel Russia to respond. …
On Thursday a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said Sweden’s admission to NATO “would have military, political and foreign policy consequences that would require indispensable response measures from the Russian side….”
From Local (Sweden): “We are an independent state and it’s us who makes the decisions about our security policies and our security policy choices,” she [Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom] told the TT news agency.
“We don’t think anyone should be threatening us and I have called up the Russian ambassador so we can have the chance to ask a few questions and so that they can explain themselves.”