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The Minister of defence of Sweden Peter Hultqvist during a meeting with Pentagon chief James Mattis has called Russia the main challenge to European security.
“Today we will talk about common challenges. From my point of view, Russia is the main challenge. Russia has challenged the European security model. She has a destabilizing effect in Northern Europe and behind its limits” — quoted by TASS Hultqvist.
In his opinion, an example of “Russian aggression” is the situation in Ukraine.
In January, Prime Minister Stefan lofven announced his country’s desire to détente in the relations with Russia.