The Scandinavian countries have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of security. The declaration was signed by Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Aftenposten news agency.
"The agreement and the text is a direct response to aggressive behavior of Russia in the immediate vicinity of these northern countries," the agency notes.
In general statement of the Minister of Defense is noted that the Russian side has intensified its military and intelligence operations in the Baltic and northern Scandinavian countries.
"Russian leaders have demonstrated that they are willing to make a practical and effective use of military methods to achieve their political goals, even if it violates the principles of international law," the document says.
The ministers believe that closer cooperation of the Nordic countries and solidarity with the Baltic States may be a significant deterrent to the Russian aggression and will increase the level of security in the region.