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    Should the United Kingdom decide to leave the European Union it would seriously weaken collective European security, Swedish Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist said on Tuesday, as cited by local media.

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — Potentially Brexit may even lead to the disintegration of the European Union, Peter Hultqvist added.

    "A British ‘no’ to the EU may begin a negative process in other European countries. On the contrary, we need unity and joint work to stabilize the situation," the minister told journalists, as quoted by Svenska Dagbladet.

    UK citizens are set to vote on June 23 in a referendum on the country's EU membership, after UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the leaders of the 27 other EU member states reached a deal in February to grant the United Kingdom a special status within the bloc.

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