Russia and Sweden have agreed to work together to prevent Russian citizens in Sweden from committing crime. Jan Karlsson, the Swedish Minister for Migration and Development Cooperation, announced this to journalists when giving details of his trip to Russia last week. According to Karlsson, an agreement was reached on cooperation between the two countries' migration agencies and police forces. Sweden asked Russia to sign an agreement on sending people who commit crimes in Sweden to serve their sentences in Russia. Russia promised to draw up a bilateral agreement on this matter. Karlsson added that one of the results of his visit to Russia was the creation of a Swedish-Russian group of experts to oversee collaboration between state structures of the two countries.
According to Sweden's police force, around 20% of Russians seeking asylum in Sweden over the last year have engaged in some form of criminal activity while waiting for their applications to be processed. The number of instances of ungrounded applications for asylum has been increasing.
In June, the Baltic States will hold BALTOPS and Saber Strike 2018 drills. A US Armored Brigade will be deployed in Europe for the purpose - no less than 4,000 soldiers
The import of liquefied natural gas from the United States will not grow, even if Germany exits the Nord Stream-2 project, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmeier said