Välkommet besked: Sverige bidrar med bataljon till Lettland

När Sverige formellt går med i Nato kommer Sverige att delta med en reducerad bataljon till Natos multinationella styrka i Lettland som bidrag till det kanadensiskt ledda NATO EFP.

”We welcome this decision from the Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson given at the stage from the National Defense Summit on Monday (8th of January). It is a well needed reinforcement and it is a symbol of Sweden’s commitment to common security within the Alliance”, says Patrik Oksanen, resident Senior Fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum.

Förslag om bidraget från det Södra skånska regementet P7 presenterades i en rapport av Frivärld lanserad i juni förra året.

”The decision is also a step to further deepen Swedish and Canadian cooperation in the high north and the Arctic. This region is going to be more and more in the hot spot of confrontation between West and Russia and China, from today’s hybrid influence with sabotage up to a full scale war. In order to preserve the peace and freedom we need to do a lot more together and urgency is crucial”, says Patrik Oksanen.

Frivärld lanserade rapporten i juni 2023: Sweden as Nato member and the total defense recommendations from SFWS

Läs också rapporten om nordisk-baltisk samarbete som lanserades den 8 januari 2024: United We Stand – A roadmap to create an urgently needed common Nordic – Baltic security culture for the era of multiple and complex crises and existential threats