Wednesday, May 18

Increased tensions in the Baltic Sea provoke debate on Åland – Nyheter (Ekot)

“The situation in the Baltic Sea region is tense, in that way it is a changed situation but we do not deviate from our routines or how we work”, says Åland’s county councilor Veronica Thörnroos

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  • The tense security situation around the Baltic Sea has sparked discussions about Åland’s strategic importance and demilitarization.

  • County councilor Veronica Thörnroos says that the current situation does not directly affect the archipelago.

  • The archipelago has been demilitarized for almost 170 years, which means that there is and must not be a military presence on and near Åland, at least not in peacetime.

Reference-sverigesradio.se

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