A Nobel prize winner about a Russian submarine: a threat to Swedish security (SVT, Sweden)

Beatrice fin (Beatrice Fihn), the Director awarded the Nobel prize to the International campaign to ban nuclear weapons (ICAN), really took the emergence of the Russian submarine “eagle” in the Baltic sea.

“This is an alarming trend that threatens the security of Sweden,” she said.

154-metre Russian nuclear submarine “eagle” is propelled by two nuclear reactors. Compare this with the Swedish submarine only 60 meters in length and equipped with diesel engines, and Stirling engines.

A Russian submarine entered the Baltic sea on Thursday, Great belt Strait, she overcame on the surface, said the Danish armed forces.

Earlier it became known that submarines of this type (“Antey”) can be equipped with 24 cruise missiles of distant radius of action with nuclear warheads, and nuclear torpedoes.

“The emergence in the Baltic sea, the Russian submarines that can be equipped with weapons of mass destruction is a disturbing trend, threatening the safety of Sweden. Unfortunately, the Swedish government has still not signed a Treaty banning nuclear weapons the UN, which declares such type of illegal activities,” — said the Swede Beatrice Finn, Director of the International campaign to ban nuclear weapons (ICAN), which in 2017 was awarded the Nobel peace prize.

The Treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons UN

In July 2019, the then Minister for foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström (Margot Wallström) reported that Sweden would not join the UN Convention banning nuclear weapons. This was announced after the government has considered this issue and has collected the opinions of competent authorities.

“Experts and scholars are unanimous that the current actions of Russia and the United States exacerbate the risk of nuclear war and disasters. If our government does not want to continue to see nuclear weapons in close proximity to Swedish territory, it must immediately sign the ban,” says Beatrice Finn.

Ten times more powerful than Hiroshima

According to the information of the research Institute of total defence, that a Russian submarine may be equipped with nuclear torpedoes. The weakest of them has a capacity of 15 kilotons, which is comparable to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Power the most powerful is 200 kilotons — more than ten times stronger.

“15-kiloton bomb destroyed about 145 thousand of civilians in Hiroshima, says Beatrice Finn. — A few weeks will be 75 years since the bombing, and now the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki warn against nuclear weapons and urged governments to sign a Treaty to ban it”.

Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist (Peter Hultqvist) through his Secretary declined to comment on the appearance of a Russian nuclear submarine in the Baltic sea.