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Moscow Says Hopes Hunt for 'Russian Sub' Has Sobered up Sweden

Sweden has just admitted the 'Russian submarine' Swedish armed forces were on the hunt for in fall 2014 turned out to be a 'technical vessel'

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MOSCOW, April 13 (TASS) - Russia hopes the Swedish military and civil authorities will be soberer in assessing the security situation in the Baltic Sea region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The statement followed acknowledgement by a Swedish Navy spokesman that the "Russian submarine" Swedish media reported about in fall 2014 turned out to be a "technical vessel."

"The hunt for the Russian submarine, unprecedented in scale, thus turned out to be nothing more than a waste of money of Swedish taxpayers," the ministry said.

"It was apparently done for the sake of anti-Russian hysteria and to propagandize the myth of a ‘military threat’ from the East," it said.


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