Intelligence reports: Russian intelligence operations a major threat to Sweden

Fredrik Hallström, head of operations at Sweden’s security service Säpo. (Dave Russell/Radio Sweden)

Sweden continues to be in a serious security situation, according to its intelligence service Säpo.

Russian intelligence operations pose a major threat to Sweden’s security, Säpo said on Wednesday, while presenting its annual report.

Foreign powers and violent extremists act in a way that means that threats are intertwined and are reinforced it said.

Radio Sweden

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