Russia’s Foreighn Secretary Mr Sergei LAVROV is broadening Russia’s sphere of influence in Dagens Nyheter in english. Mr Lavrov warns Sweden off from joinig NATO. There would be military response. The response would be decided by the ministry of defense and Armed forces. One wonders will this be what they have already done: Attack runs on Stockholm and Gotland, but this time with live weapons? Trade embargo? Little green men in, say, Gotska Sandön?
Elsewhere Finlands former President Mrs Tarja Halonen says Mr Putin is demonized in western (particularly in US) press. Well to be exact she said we have to ask IF mr putin is demonized in US press. She said this in a speech in former communist’ dominated “Aleksanteri instituutti” of University of Helsinki. I feel Mr putin, and by extension his government takes cares of this demonizing all by their lonesome.