Swedish PM apologises to Baltics

  • 2011-08-17
  • TBT Staff

STOCKHOLM -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldthas issued an apology to the Baltic states for his country's early recognition of the Soviet occupation, saying it was a "dark moment" in Swedish history.

"Sweden has a debt of honor to the people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We owe it to ourselves -- and we owe it to the Baltic peoples -- to remember the past, but also to build a common future," the prime minister said.

"For decades, Sweden did not acknowledge Baltic suffering," he said.