Sweden takes part in Arctic military manoeuvres with NATO countries

Armoured vehicles of NATO’s rapid reaction force brigade in Norway for the military exercise Cold Response 22 arrive at Borg Havn in Fredrikstad, Norway on March 10, 2022. – While the war rages in Ukraine, NATO and its partners are sharpening their weapons to test in Norway their ability to come to the aid of one of their own. (Photo: Geir Olsen/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)
  • One of NATO’s biggest military exercises since the Cold War gets underway in Norway today with partners Sweden and Finland taking part.
  • Cold Response 2022, organised by the Norwegian Armed Forces, will see more than 30,000 troops carry out drills in sub-zero temperatures across Norway.
  • The exercises include European and North American members of NATO as well as non members Sweden and Finland.

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: NORAD alerts public of routine training operation in Arctic as Russia continues invasion of Ukraine, CBC News

Finland: Finland’s NATO membership decision needs more time, says PM, Yle News

Norway: Nordic countries halt all regional cooperation with Russia, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Russia’s Arctic LNG project might come to halt, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Finland and Sweden to “strengthen interaction with NATO”, Radio Sweden 

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