Swedish Security Service Fears of Russian Espionage

Sweden's security services said on Wednesday they feared possible Russian military operations against their country following a big increase in espionage activity since the Ukraine crisis erupted a year ago. In their annual report, the security services identified Russian espionage as the biggest intelligence threat facing neutral Sweden. The Nordic region has seen a sharp increase in Russian naval and airforce activity during the Ukraine crisis. Security police chief analyst Wilhelm Unge told a news conference called to present the report, "We see Russian intelligence operations in Sweden - we can't interpret this in any other way - as preparation for military operations against Sweden."