Deliveries of American anti-aircraft missile systems Patriot PAC-3 to Sweden do not frighten the Russian side, but Moscow opposes the deployment military contingent USA on the territory of the country, the observer said Ihab Mokbel.
According to the observer, the key issue that “excites Moscow” is that along with the “Patriots”, most likely, the American military will also come to Sweden to “train” the Swede in using weapons.
“Russia is not afraid of the Swedish Patriot PAC-3 anti-aircraft missile systems and certainly is not afraid of the Swedish Navy,” Mokbel wrote in an op-ed for an Arab newspaper. Rai Al Youm.
According to the author, it was Moscow’s tough position on arming Sweden and Finland that became the trigger for the transfer of the contingent. The observer recalled that the supply of advanced anti-aircraft missiles to the country began in November last year, when Sweden received weapons worth more than three billion dollars from the United States.