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Moscow comments on Sweden's acknowledging 'Russian submarine' hunt was vain

TASS

April 14, 10:15 UTC+3

A Swedish Navy spokesman said the 'Russian submarine' Swedish media reported about in fall 2014 turned out to be a 'technical vessel'

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.

TASS



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