Sweden Boosts Patrols On Gotland Island Amid NATO-Russia Tensions - Reports
Faizan Hashmi Published January 14, 2022 | 04:40 AM
Tomas Angshammar, the head of the Gotland Regiment that is patrolling the island, told Radio Sweden that the patrols would be more visible to the public.
US, NATO and Russian officials have been engaged in a series of meetings this week to discuss bilateral issues and European security, with a focus on risk reduction and arms control. Moscow published its security suggestions for NATO and the US in late 2021 as tensions flared high around Ukraine. It requested, in particular, guarantees that the alliance would not expand eastward. The US insists it will not allow anyone to slam NATO's open-door policy shut.