The Swedish island of Gotland is an excellent base for rocket attacks in Russia, said on Wednesday the head of the administration of the island Cecilia schelin-Sadagora.
"Gotland is located in a strategically important region. I don't think that in other places in Sweden, citizens are worried as much as in Gotland ", — leads Informagentstvo the message of the head of administration of the island referring to " Radio Sweden ".
in her expressions, the island has long been one of the weak links in the Swedish defence, but now his defense will be strengthened." We must have a right to defend its own territory without fear, because it will be perceived as provocation ", — said the shelin-Sadagora. She said that people in Sweden are concerned about exactly the same as residents of other States, for example the Baltic." We observe what is happening in Ukraine ", — said the official Swedish. In her expressions, Gotland can be compared With the aircraft carrier, which it would be possible to apply, if Russia sent troops into the Baltic States." With Gotland it would be possible, for example, lead rocket fire, or to protect the way of the ships in St. Petersburg or in other harbours of the Baltic sea ", — said She. Relations between Russia and the U.S. have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US imposed penalties against a number of sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. On January 21, the head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that the expansion of NATO infrastructure in Eastern Europe will be perceived by Moscow as the increased risk to its security. The charges in the Commonwealth increased military aggression of Russia Ivanov called "nonsense gray Mare" as well as the suspicion that the Russian Federation is preparing to invade the Baltic States. The print Edition of the new York times, citing U.S. bureaucrats said that the U.S. defense Department is considering placing in the Eastern Europe, the heavy weapons in the form of the estimated response to "Russian aggression" in the area. The journal emphasizes that North America have the ability to post on the bases of its European allies in NATO tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons. Then leader Vladimir Putin stated that Russia's nuclear forces in 2015 will add more than 40 Intercontinental ballistic missiles. In addition, the head of the country said that if someone threatens the territory of Russia, It is obliged to aim their weapons at the States from which the Danger comes. Explaining this message, Stoltenberg said that the words of Russia on strengthening of nuclear forces is unacceptable and dangerous. And the head of the UK Ministry of defence Michael Fallon said his country and NATO have the opportunity to increase military spending in response to the modernization of the military power of Russia.