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Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 12:00:44 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Feb 14
 
File picture of Swedish soldiers. Photo – Lehtikuva.
Finland and Sweden are planning to strengthen defence cooperation also through army joint exercises, reported Finnish language daily Helsigin Sanomat.
 
The plan entails Swedish soldiers would come to train in the country, said the report.
 
The location of the training could be the Rovajärvi artillery camp, the biggest shooting range in Europe.
 
A report on deepened defence cooperation between Finland and Sweden is expected to be published on Tuesday.
 
The Finnish Defence Forces did not comment on the report. Both the Navy and Air Force do a lot of cooperation with Sweden, said Mika Kalliomaa, Director of Communications at Finnish Defence Forces.
 
Last summer for instance, the Swedish marine battalion took part in the Northern Coasts exercise. Swedish amphibious troops have also held joint exercises with Finnish Coastal Jaegers.
 
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