March 31, 2023

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Moscow has warned of “consequences” if Finland and Sweden join NATO

Helsinki and Stockholm are considering joining the Atlantic Alliance in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

NATO member for Sweden and Finland On Friday, April 15, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned that these countries and Europe would have security consequences.

Those countries “We need to understand the consequences of such a move on our bilateral relations and the overall European security structure.Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakarova said in a statement.

Reaction to the Russian attack

Being a member of NATO does not strengthen their national security. In practice, (Finland and Sweden) will be at the forefront of NATOHelsinki and Stockholm are considering joining the Atlantic Alliance in retaliation for the Russian military offensive against Ukraine. Confirmed that nuclear weapons would be strengthened.

Finland, with a border of about 1300 km with Russia, will decide. “In a few weeksIn the nomination for NATO, according to its Prime Minister. Sweden has not ruled out joining the Western military alliance, but seems more in the background than its neighbors.

Russia views the alliance as a threat, and its attack on Ukraine is justified by the Kremlin.

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