A state of militarization and mobilization has swept Europe and Central Asia during the past months, with the military operation in Ukraine approaching its second year, amid an escalation of fighting and clash between the West and Washington on the one hand, and Russia and its allies on the other.
What is happening in Sweden?
In the past months, Sweden, in addition to its progress to NATO membership, has begun to work to increase the number of professional soldiers, reservists, civil servants, bus drivers and babysitters who have received a “war mission” by 16 percent.
Here, the researcher at the Ukrainian National Institute for Strategic Studies says to Mykola Beliskov, during his statements to “Sky News Arabia”, that everyone in Europe realizes that Ukraine is fighting the war on their behalf, explaining that Moscow will transfer the conflict patch to other countries as a result of its inability to resolve what it called Limited operation so far and the steadfastness of the Ukrainian defense.
From this point of view, most of the countries of Europe and those bordering Russia are preparing, according to Beliskov. Since the beginning of the war, Sweden has begun to accelerate the process of its accession to NATO, in addition to taking several security measures, including preparing society for an upcoming war and how to organize defenses to repel any attack, and he explained that the Ukrainian experience will be a source of inspiration for many countries. in defense of its territory.
According to the French newspaper “Le Monde”, Sweden’s Civil Protection Agency has sent more than 121,000 young people a letter informing them that they are now part of the “total defense” and have “an obligation to help in the event of war or the threat of it”; A pamphlet entitled “In Case of War or Crisis” was also sent to 4.9 million households through their mailboxes, explaining how to prepare for the worst.
The researcher at the Ukrainian National Institute for Strategic Studies expects that Central Asia, especially after Japan announced the deployment of hypersonic missiles on the border islands, will witness a state of militarism.
He assures Mykola Beliskov that relations between Moscow and Tokyo will witness more tension in the coming days for several reasons apart from the file of Japan’s deployment of US missiles on several islands. Such as:
Japan’s conduct of large-scale maneuvers jointly with the United States and other countries infuriates Moscow.
Testing new types of missiles and conventional weapons near the territory of Russia.
The allied Japanese role is criticized by the Russians for allowing the Americans to compete in East Asia.
Oleg Artyovsk, a researcher on international affairs at the Russian military institution “Volsk”, says that what is happening in terms of militarization around Russia’s borders is an American plan after exposing what was happening in Ukraine and trying to threaten the borders of Belarus.
And Oleg Artyovsk adds, during his statements to “Sky News Arabia”, that Russia will not start the attack, but has already warned and objected to the role of Washington and the West in the borders and an attempt to threaten Russian security, which prompted the Kremlin to move quickly to thwart this scheme, which was evident with the generous support of weapons to Kiev. .
Regarding Japan’s move to deploy American Tomahawk missiles on the border islands, the international affairs researcher at the Russian military “Volsk” says that these steps are based primarily on an American plan to surround China in the first place, provoke Russia and attempt to formally involve Tokyo in the current conflict as a party.
Japan is preparing to establish a giant military base on the uninhabited island of Majishima, at the request of the United States, and the area of the base is 8 kilometers and is located in the southwestern province of Kagoshima.
Source: Sky News Arabia