Sweden foreign minister: Russian confrontation needs to be addressed

Foreign Minister Tobias Billström says Sweden’s Nato membership is a direct result of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. (Claudio Bresciani/TT)

The government on Wednesday presented a supplementary Statement of Foreign Policy following Sweden’s accession to NATO on March 7.

Foreign Minister Tobias Billström says Sweden’s membership of NATO is a direct result of Russia’s ”illegal, unprovoked and indefensible war of aggression”, and that Russia’s confrontational approach to the EU and NATO ”needs to be addressed.”

The statement also covered whether Swedish conscripts would serve in Nato tasks abroad and whether Sweden would allow nuclear weapons or permanent bases on home soil.

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