Finland, Sweden navies on high alert due to Russian ships approaching their energy facilities
The navies of Finland and Sweden have announced increased combat readiness due to the approach of Russian ships to wind farms and underwater power cables
The Commander of the Swedish Navy, Admiral Ewa Skoog Haslum, reported the information.
"We believe that Russia has done this, marked the targets on the map in a certain way," Haslum said.
She emphasized that there is a risk of sabotage and destruction of submarine power cables and other energy facilities by Russia. The commander believes that this is one of the ways to conduct an operation against Sweden and Finland.
The Swedish Navy is on high alert to prevent possible sabotage by Russia.
"We are constantly striving to both repel intentions while in the vicinity of targets and demonstrate our will to defend ourselves," Haslum emphasized.
She also emphasized that it is forbidden to conduct mapping activities in the waters of another country, as Russia does.
Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström said that five Russian diplomats would be expelled from the country.