The security situation in Europe has continued to be the focus of Swedish debate pages - both regarding the threat to Ukraine and the situation in Bosnia. Photo: dlugo_svk. Source: Pixabay.

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Week 3: The threat to Ukraine could overshadow the crisis in Bosnia

Over the past week, the security situation in Europe has continued to be a large part of the Swedish debate. Both the military mobilization on the border with Ukraine and the crisis in Bosnia have attracted attention.

The military mobilization on the Ukrainian border and the increasing number of disembarkation vessels in the Baltic Sea are causing concern in Europe. On the same day as the massive cyber attack on Ukraine, which Russia is suspected of being behind, Sweden announced that preparedness on Gotland would be tightened.

- Everything can be shadow play and theater, to press experienced opponents and take advantage of the possibilities of hybrid warfare, type DN's editorial staff regarding Russia's actions.

Last week's talks between Russia, the United States and NATO yielded no results. Putin's demand for a sovereignty over the security policies of sovereign states does not go down well with NATO, according to the editorial board. Putin wants to see disarmament and NATO leaving the Baltics and Poland. The Western world, on the other hand, has promised economic sanctions that would force Russia to live in international isolation.

- The question is whether that price tag is high enough to prevent another Russian war of aggression against the neighbor to the south, the editorial staff writes.

"Do not let the threat to Ukraine obscure the crisis in Bosnia"

In the shadow of Russia's threat to Ukraine, the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina has intensified unstable than it has been since the end of the war in the 1990s, writes Sydsvenskan in a principal.

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik wants to break away from a Bosnian Serb autonomous region. He denies the genocide in Srebrenica, praises war criminals and speaks disparagingly of Bosnian Muslims. According to Sydsvenskan's main leader, this rhetoric is frightening to many Bosniaks and Croats in the country - who themselves experienced the enmity and ethnic cleansing that took place during the war.

Deteriorated security situation

Russia plays high - with live goals
DN's editorial staff, Dagens Nyheter

Is the Baltic thing also ours?

Anders Lindberg, Amanda Wollstad and Patrik Oksanen, Aftonbladet

Do not let the threat to Ukraine obscure the crisis in Bosnia
Sydsvenskan's main leader, Sydsvenskan

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