Swedish intelligence has warned that Russia is the biggest threat to the country’s security. This has been confirmed by the service known as SAPO, which points to a more aggressive Russia and an increase in extremism.
In addition, he has also pointed to other “authoritarian” states such as China and Iran, asserting that the deterioration of the current global situation has a “direct impact” on the internal stability of the Nordic country.
In this way, Swedish military intelligence maintains the previous alert, which described the current threat as the most serious” since the Cold War.
“It is happening through infiltration and influence over those who have the responsibility to make decisions. But also through the ability to create an alternative social structure. For example, to have an alternative order power,” said Susanna Trehörning, of the Swedish internal security agency SAPO.
Concern for Russia and its intention to destabilize the region has been the focus of the summit held in Poland by the so-called Bucharest Nine, the newest NATO members on the eastern flank of the alliance.
As part of his three-day trip to Europe, President Joe Biden reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to its security, whose members joined the military alliance after coming under Moscow’s sphere of influence during the Cold War.
Now they are watching Moscow’s expansionist ambitions with concern.
“America’s commitment to NATO, I’ve said it too many times, I’ll say it again, is absolutely clear. Article Five is a sacred commitment that the United States has made. We will defend every inch of NATO, every inch of NATO “said US President Joe Biden.
Ratifying support for Ukraine and NATO was Biden’s mission in Europe. His trip has ended in the hope that he has convinced European allies of the US commitment.
The fear is that Biden’s promises will falter when he returns home to face Republican criticism over their cost.