Sweden will continue carrying our full-scale intelligence operation in the waters of the Stockholm archipelago, where a Russian submarine may be located, said Novaya Gazeta with reference to Bloomberg on Monday.
"The Armed Forces observes that it's likely that foreign underwater activity is going on in the Stockholm archipelago," said Rear Adm. Anders Grenstad of the Royal Swedish Navy at a Stockholm news conference.
He added that "this was the armed forces" second-highest grade of verification, and the search continued to get a full verification."
Grenstad notes that Sweden does not point at Russia, "We have said it's foreign underwater activity, and until we have caught something or get photo evidence, it will continue to be foreign underwater activity."
Earlier, Swedish media reported that on October 17, the Swedish Navy intercepted a distress call in Russian on a radio frequency reportedly used by Russia for emergency calls. Sweden suggested that a Russian submarine is in the waters of the Stockholm archipelago.
The Russian Defense Ministry denied the information about emergency submarine, saying there were no out-of-the ordinary, let alone emergency, situations involving Russian military ships.
So far, the Armed Forces of Sweden found no evidence of an emergency Russian submarine locating in the waters of the Stockholm archipelago.