Ludmila Bozhko. Speaker of the people's party of Sweden defence Allan widman, welcomed the intention of the five Nordic countries to deepen military cooperation with each other, and stresses that it is not about cooperation in the event of a military conflict.
The Ministers of the five Nordic countries, as well as neutral among them Sweden and Finland, published in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten software publication about expanding military cooperation amid Russian military drills in the area and the Russian rearmament program. A common Declaration was signed by the head of the Ministry of defence of the NATO members Norway and Denmark and the foreign Ministry of Iceland (the country not the Ministry of defence) and defence Ministers of Finland and Sweden.
Ministers, for example, wrote that " closer cooperation in the Nordic countries and solidarity with the Baltic States contributes to the strengthening of security in our region ".
as examples of deepening cooperation they called a General increase in the number of exercises, cooperation in international operations, intelligence sharing, and General monitoring of the air space and the expansion of cooperation in the military industry. The first possible example of cooperation of the printed edition of Aftenposten in their own explanations called the exercise Arctic Challenge, scheduled for the end of may in Sweden and Norway. According to the plans, the exercises will involve aircraft of the U.S. F-15, located on one of the bases in the UK.
"Well, of course, that we are in a non-force time streamline our activities coordination, exercises and the use of venues for exercise. But it is important to understand that we are not talking about cooperation in the event of armed conflict with the participation of these countries ", - quotes the expression Widmann print edition.
"The security situation in the regions neighbouring the Nordic countries, has deteriorated over the past year