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Neutral again: Sweden not to join NATO, fears Russia.

A Swedish Air Force surveillance aircraft being intercepted by a Russian fighter over the Baltic. Sweden has ruled out joining NATO for fear of escalating an already tense regional situation. Source: FRA/Swedish Armed Forces

A Swedish Air Force surveillance aircraft being intercepted by a Russian fighter over the Baltic. Sweden has ruled out joining NATO for fear of escalating an already tense regional situation. Source: FRA/Swedish Armed Forces

Sweden will not make a formal bid to join NATO for fear of escalating further the already tense situation that exists between the West and Russia over the annexation of Crimea and the continued crisis in Ukraine, the country’s defence minister said on 17 May. READ ARTICLE HERE