Moscow warns that Finland’s accession to NATO poses a threat to Russia and will not help make the world any more secure.
Moscow warned that Finland’s accession to NATO poses a direct threat to Russia’s security, and its acceptance of the military alliance will encourage Russia to develop measures to ensure its security. It was after Finnish authorities confirmed their commitment to join the US-led block on Thursday and announced plans to submit a formal application later this week.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a daily press conference on Thursday that the president is currently instructed to make a list of measures to strengthen the western side in connection with the strengthening of the eastern side of NATO. “It is,” he added, adding NATO enlargement. The world and the Eurasian continent can no longer be secured towards the Russian border.
He adds that Russia regrets Finland’s decision to participate in hostile measures taken by the EU, and that Helsinki’s attempt to join NATO serves as a reason to develop the reaction of each mirror. I warned you.
The statement came after Finnish leaders announced Thursday a promise to join a US-led military block. President Sauli Niinistö and Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin expressed the view that “as a member of NATO, Finland will strengthen the entire defense alliance,” and that the country “must apply for NATO membership without delay.” Added.
Officials said they would submit a formal admission application on Sunday, after which the letter would be forwarded to Congress for final approval. It is expected that the application will be completed and submitted to NATO as early as next Monday.
Although NATO claims to be a purely defensive organization, Russia, which shares a 1,340 km (833 mile) border with Finland, sees the expansion of the block as a threat to national security.
Last month, Dmitry Medvedev, a former president and prime minister of Russia and now vice-chairman of the national security council, said that if Finland and Sweden become members of NATO, Russia will be in the Baltic region. He suggested that he might be forced to deploy nuclear weapons. Maintain “balance of power”.
http://www.swedennews.net/news/272548843/finland-nato-membership-will-trigger-response-moscow Finland’s accession to NATO provokes Moscow’s response