Swedish Prime Minister: The country intends to join the European air defense system

Speaking at the People and Defense conference, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said his country intends to join the European air defense system that NATO created last year.

According to The Local Sweden, Kristersson said: “Sweden will join the joint 15-country missile defense initiative launched at the NATO defense ministers meeting last October called the European Skyshield.

According to the prime minister, Sweden should provide NATO with “new capabilities”, including its air force and air defense.

According to the politician, the country is also ready to contribute with the help of ground combat units for the defense of NATO, primarily the Baltic countries.

In October last year, Germany and 13 NATO member countries signed a declaration on the creation of a more advanced European air defense system.

The so-called European Sky Shield (European Anti-Missile Shield) initiative initiated by Berlin has been announced and should help fill gaps in the existing European air defense system.

Source: News

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