Premature believes the head of the Ministry of defence of Sweden Peter Hultkvist to talk about specific military participation of Sweden in the battle against smuggling of migrants in the Mediterranean sea. About this he said on the first day of the week upon arrival in Brussels to participate in the EU Council on foreign relations.
"to do anything without UN support would be weird," said Hultkvist Swedish correspondents.
The Minister believes that at this stage should not concentrate specifically on military operations.
"As long as we are not there yet to approve regulations on the immediate actions", he said and explained that "within the EU is currently working on the preparation of the single events" and that it is placed in the first phase, which concerns the collection of data on illegal activity.
Swedish Minister drew attention to the importance of the completion of this work." Then what kind of measures will be implemented in phase two and 3 is more detail should be discussed later and it is essential that participated in the UN, " added Peter Hultkvist.
Sweden, according to his statement, not ready for any form of military involvement, if it is not in Accordance with the principles of international law." for this reason, the mandate of the UN is important, " said Swedish Minister.
Referring to the position of Sweden on Ukraine and Russia, he noted that "with regard to Ukraine and Russia, it is important to say that Europe is unified" and considers the failures of the international rights of the Russian annexation of Crimea. The Minister also considers it important transatlantic cooperation between the EU and the USA as well as the planned military exercises between the two countries.
The European Union meeting of foreign Ministers and the Ministry of defence on the first day of the week is expected to establish an operation in the battle against smuggling of migrants in the Mediterranean and, together with the NATO Secretary General will discuss the circumstances with security in the East and South of the EU. The meeting of the European Council on foreign relations will begin with a meeting of heads the Ministry of defence, main issue on the agenda will be a review of the current foreign operations the EU to maintain security.