Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Russia’s response to Finland’s accession to NATO would depend on the terms of their membership in the alliance. In particular, from the deployment of military bases and strike weapons systems in countries. When asked what measures would be taken, Maria Zakhrova said that it would be a surprise.
A Finnish journalist asked at a briefing what kind of military-technical measures Russia intends to take. “It’s going to be a surprise. This is for our defense department. The decision will be made taking into account the whole complex of factors and peculiarities of how Finland’s membership in NATO will develop,” said Ms. Zakharova. The briefing was broadcast on YouTube channel Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry explained the difference between the situation between Finland and Ukraine joining NATO. Among other things, she called the existence of nationalist battalions in Ukraine, “Pentagon biological laboratories in which experiments were carried out with dangerous pathogens,” and the supply of weapons to Kyiv. “Kyiv in its doctrinal documents recorded the intention to return, including by military means, Crimea, sovereign Russian territory. Finland, as I understand it, has no claims against the Russian Federation and there are no documents in which it would be recorded that it is possible to use any means to return any Russian territory, ”she added.
Finland and Sweden today, May 18, applied for membership in NATO. According to media reports, Turkey has blocked the start of negotiations on this issue. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that Russia has no problems with the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, since their accession to the alliance does not pose an immediate threat.
Read more about the expansion of NATO to the north – in the material “Kommersant” “Driven into NATO.”
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