Opinion: Under-water incursions in Swedish waters and changing landscape of Baltic Sea security

In October, the Swedish Navy, after several years of calm, once again mounted an operation to identify and avert under-water intruders operating in Swedish territorial waters. Media speculated wildly about the reasons why anyone (read Russia) should have a reason to conduct an operation in the Stockholm archipelago; war preparations, infiltrating agents, discourage Sweden joining NATO and several other possible motives were put forward. […]

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Lithuanian navy and NATO ships conclude training in Baltic Sea

On Wednesday, a combined exercise concluded in the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea. The training event was attended by vessels from the Lithuanian Navy and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), said the Ministry of National Defence. […]