Sweden prepares hundreds of nuclear bunkers amid fears of surprise Russian attack

A former Cold War era bunker in Stockholm now hosts Wikileaks servers

A former Cold War era bunker in Stockholm now hosts Wikileaks servers [AFP GETTY]

 

SWEDEN is preparing hundreds of nuclear bunkers ready for a surprise Russian attack amid fears of a Cold War in the Baltic.

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has reportedly been tasked with reviewing the bunkers.

Swedish authorities built a network of 65,000 bunkers in the Cold War in the event of a nuclear war with the then Soviet Union.

MSB says the shelters can protect against biological weapons, fire and chemical warfare.

The shelters are placed across the country and used during peacetime as regular rooms with the MSB poised to carry out spot checks.

The MSB’s head of civil protection Mats Berglund has ordered a review of the Island of Gotland’s 350 civilian bunkers.

Swedish troops have already been reassigned to the Baltic Sea island as the government reintroduces conscription.

Mr Berglund, told Sverige Radio the shelters on Gotland would be among the first to be checked.

The shelters on the island can protect 35,000 people.

It is thought Sweden’s shelters can protect seven million people of its ten million population.

Full article: Sweden prepares hundreds of nuclear bunkers amid fears of surprise Russian attack (Express)

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