No longer impartial waters: What Baltic Sea technique for Sweden after NATO enlargement? | EUROtoday

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If you are questioning why Sweden and Finland broke with neutrality and joined Nato, simply take a look at the map.

Long earlier than 2022 and Vladimir Putin’s play for Ukraine’s capital, Stockholm was already boosting its navy, reintroducing a base on the strategic island of Gotland in 2018. Across the Baltic Sea, there’s the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. France 24 went to Gotland.

We’ll ask simply how crowded it is gotten within the Baltic Sea, whether or not becoming a member of Nato will deter Russia from attempting its luck past Ukraine or stoke a deadly showdown?

Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Rebecca Gnignati and Juliette Brown.