Category Archives: Sweden

Germany, Poland, Sweden to Expel Russian Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Move

Germany, Sweden and Poland on Monday said they were each expelling a Russian diplomat, in retaliation for Moscow’s expulsion last week of their diplomats for allegedly taking part in protests in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The three EU countries announced the tit-for-tat moves in coordinated statements, which come against a backdrop of mounting tensions with Russia. “Today the

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Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests

Russia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who was jailed earlier this week. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in “illegal demonstrations” on 23 January. Sweden called the expulsion “totally unfounded” and denied its diplomat had participated in any demonstration. Mr Navalny is a

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Russian Jailed in Sweden Over Hammer Attack on Anti-Kadyrov Blogger

A Swedish court on Monday convicted a Russian citizen of the attempted murder of a blogger from Chechnya critical of strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov, alleging high-level backing for the attack. The assault on Tumso Abdurakhmanov took place in his apartment in the Swedish city of Gavle in February 2020, when the accused struck him in the head with a hammer

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Sweden calls political solution to conflict in Donbas its priority for 2021 OSCE chairmanship

22:20, 16 July 2020 – UNIAN Sweden will take over the OSCE Chair from Albania on January 1, 2021 with Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde serving as OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. Sweden has called a sustainable political solution to the conflict in Donbas its priority for the 2021 OSCE chairmanship. “As Chair we will continue to build on the dedicated

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Poland receives final permit for construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

The Swedish government has approved the construction of the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe pipeline, through which Norwegian gas will go to Poland, reported the Polish gas pipelines operator Gaz-System, which is building the pipeline together with the Danish company Energinet SOV. About 85 kilometer of pipeline will be in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone. In general, the length of the underwater

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Ukraine to sign defense agreement with Sweden

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has authorized Defense Minister of Ukraine Andriy Taran to sign an agreement on defense cooperation between the Cabinet and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden. The decision was made at a government meeting on April 15 without discussion, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. Due to changes in the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers of

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Sweden remains open as other countries lock down over coronavirus

People walk along the main pedestrian shopping street in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. After a long, dark Scandinavian winter, the coronavirus pandemic is not keeping Swedes at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place and won’t find shops or restaurants open on the few occasions they are permitted to venture out.

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Sweden’s Foreign Minister on Russian aggression in Donbas: “Devastation and suffering”

Sweden’s OSCE chairpersonship is scheduled for 2021 Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde says that during her recent visit to Donbas, eastern Ukraine, she has seen “devastation and suffering” as a result of Russian aggression. “At the bridge over the contact line at Stanytsia Luhanska in eastern Ukraine,” she said on Twitter on March 3. “The Russian aggression has

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Russian ship crosses border of Sweden without permission

The ship entered the Swedish territorial waters west of Göteborg Russian ship entered the Swedish territorial waters without permission. Sverigesradio reports this reffering to the Swedish armed forces. It is reported that a Russian state ship entered Swedish territorial waters west of Göteborg. “The ship did not have a valid permit, and we consider this a violation of the access

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U.S. Investigating Swedish Bank for Breaching Sanctions Against Russia

Sweden’s public broadcaster says Swedbank transactions with Russian Kalashnikov gun maker could have breached U.S. sanctions. U.S. authorities are investigating whether Swedbank’s Baltic unit allowed transactions that breached U.S. sanctions against Russia, Swedish public broadcaster SVT reported. SVT’s investigative program Uppdrag Granskning has uncovered transactions between Russian weapons maker Concern Kalashnikov and Kalashnikov USA, a company in Pompano Beach, Florida,

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