27 January 2022
3 week ago
Leader of Finland's biggest opposition party says "NATO membership would improve Finland's security and bring predictability to our region". Green Parliament Group leader (in gov't) says "NATO membership of Finland & Sweden would clarify Europe's security arrangements and build stability"
One of the most northerly towns on Planet Earth (Qaanaaq, Greenland) at latitude 77.3N rose to a staggering +8.3°C today. The sun set in late October and will not rise here until 13 February 2022. Today marks the Winter Solstice
Kola, Barents, and White Sea NOTAM/PRIP update.  The large Barents area has been extended to the 23rd - 27/28th. The PRIP closes large parts of the Barents and White Seas.  Relate this to upcoming NORFLT activity.  NOTAM for Pechenga-area also indicates 200th and 61st activity1 month ago
Kola, Barents, and White Sea NOTAM/PRIP update. The large Barents area has been extended to the 23rd - 27/28th. The PRIP closes large parts of the Barents and White Seas. Relate this to upcoming NORFLT activity. NOTAM for Pechenga-area also indicates 200th and 61st activity
1 month ago
Finland: Attic of Meira coffee roastery is burning in Helsinki's Vallila district. Building has been evacuated, no reports of injuries. Lots of smoke in area
A man was shot to death in Malmö - the police are now chasing one or more perpetrators
1 month ago
The Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament today meets in Stockholm at ministerial level, co-chaired by Swedish FM @AnnLinde and German FM @ABaerbock. We must push nuclear-weapon states to take steps towards disarmament
1 month ago
Biden and Niinistö have talked tonight. Shared concerns about Russia's destabilizing military buildup along Ukraine's border and the importance of transatlantic efforts to de-escalate the situation
1 month ago
2 cargo vessels collided in Baltic Sea, one capsized
1 month ago
Finland to buy Lockheed F-35s, Finnish government confirms
Cargo ship fire off Gothenburg: Timber cargo is still burning. Captain has refused to evacuate, Nato vessel has participated in rescue effort
1 month ago
Five arrested men preparing "far right terror attack," say Finnish police
Dmytro Kuleba: Important news from Brussels. The EU Council has decided to provide 31 million euros to Ukraine to strengthen its defense capabilities under the newly established European Peace Facility. We highly appreciate this step, which once again proved the strategic nature of Ukraine-EU relations
FM of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba:Pleased to meet with @JosepBorrellF in Stockholm. We discussed the need to deter Russia and speed up work on specific economic restrictions which will be able to hit the Russian economy should Moscow decide to launch a new stage of aggression against Ukraine
US and Russian foreign ministers to hold talks on Ukraine: US
Sweden's Prime Minister-elect Andersson resigns hours after appointed
The current NOTAM-map of Kola. First areas at sea go active on Monday.  New NOTAM in the Luostari area indicates upcoming activity from the 200th MRB and 61st Naval Inf Bde2 month ago
The current NOTAM-map of Kola. First areas at sea go active on Monday. New NOTAM in the Luostari area indicates upcoming activity from the 200th MRB and 61st Naval Inf Bde
Two independent, blackouts in south central Stockholm yesterday and western Stockholm today. Many thousands of households affected. It is unclear why the security systems shut down the power and why two independent stations shut down in two days
2 month ago
Canadian warship HMCS Fredericton, flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, caught fire off the coast of Norway this morning. The fire has now been extinguished
2 month ago
The Russian frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" launched a hypersonic missile "Zircon" at a sea target in the White Sea - Russian Defense Ministry
A police officer has been taken to hospital after being beaten during an operation in Vårby in Stockholm, the police write on their website. Several people have been arrested
B-52 bombers recently flew missions taking off from home station to strike simulated targets in the North Sea region. @RAFMildenhall tankers provided key air refueling enabling global mobility.2 month ago
B-52 bombers recently flew missions taking off from home station to strike simulated targets in the North Sea region. @RAFMildenhall tankers provided key air refueling enabling global mobility.
Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) is prepared to send the Swedish military to Ukraine, as Russia is preparing at the border. Says yes to proposals to train Ukrainian troops
2 month ago
Detonation at a car workshop - area in Borås cordoned off
Looks like Russia just has conducted a live/kinetic ASAT test, likely a A-235 / PL-19 Nudol, launched from Plesetsk. The large NAVWARN-area in the Laptev Sea is likely debris reentry area.  Corresponding NOTAM no longer active2 month ago
Looks like Russia just has conducted a live/kinetic ASAT test, likely a A-235 / PL-19 Nudol, launched from Plesetsk. The large NAVWARN-area in the Laptev Sea is likely debris reentry area. Corresponding NOTAM no longer active
Ongoing QRA Russian strategic bombers in the area2 month ago
Ongoing QRA Russian strategic bombers in the area
2 month ago
Border Guards of Finland: A few dozen people have arrived in Finland via Belarus (30). The situation is stable, it is monitored and information is exchanged. The main destinations are in Central Europe
2 month ago
Four km. of undersea cable part of a surveillance network to monitor aquatic life but also used by NOR military vanished from the sea floor in northern Norway
Norwegian police shot a man running with a knife in one of the districts of Oslo. The policemen attempted to run over the intruder with the police car. During the arrest, there was a fight with the policeman, which ended in the shooting of the man2 month ago
Norwegian police shot a man running with a knife in one of the districts of Oslo. The policemen attempted to run over the intruder with the police car. During the arrest, there was a fight with the policeman, which ended in the shooting of the man
Denmark and Sweden hospitals taking patients with severe covid from Romania
Sweden's Social Democrats elect Magdalena Andersson leader, making her next likely PM
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