It started off with acts of sabotage against vital infrastructure and various types of influence operations, and now over the past 48 hours, enemy forces have been airdropped in several sites in Småland and Skåne in the south of Sweden. Cruise missiles have also been used against military and civilian targets, as for example Skillingaryd and the military air base in Hagshult.
The strikes resulted in major injuries, and it is assessed that some 160 advanced cruise missiles were used in the attack during the night.
Also, a minor force of enemy war ships are on their way to the strategically important island of Gotland.
But Swedish units are fighting back. Swedish JAS Gripen fighter aircraft have downed 16 enemy aircraft, and the 61st Air Defence Battalion managed to counterstrike more than 30 cruise missiles during the attack.
The army has received reinforcements by Finnish, UK and US units, and units from the 4th Brigade is engaged in combat with enemy troops at Kosta and Skillingaryd. Enemy units have also been fought at the Sturup airport.
In Gotland, the Swedish Armed Forces is blocking vital landing sites and is increasing their surveillance of ports and other protection-worthy assets with the support of i.a. UK units and the Home Guard.
The navy is escorting the civil maritime traffic on the West Coast together with international ships from different partner countries. Moreover, the Swedish Baltic Sea coastline is monitored by surface vessels and submarines.
In order to get the best overview of the serious situation, the Chief of Defence is on the battle field communicating with his subordinate commanders.