US sanctions and the EU against Russia should be maintained, according to the Ministry of defence of Sweden.

Russia is the main challenge for security in Europe. This was stated by the Minister of defence of Sweden Peter Hultqvist at the meeting with his American colleague, James Mattis.

“From my point of view, Russia is a major challenge. Russia has called into question the security order in Europe. This has a destabilizing effect on Northern Europe and not only”, – quotes Hultquist the press service of the Pentagon.

The Swedish Minister also added that Russian aggression in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea continues and is contrary to international law.

Hultqvist stressed that the US sanctions and the EU against Russia should be maintained.

Earlier in Sweden, due to the military activity of the RF decided to partially reinstate conscription, which was abolished in 2010 .

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