NATO, Putin: “Finland and Sweden will not worry Moscow”

The Russian President: “Situation not comparable with a possible accession of Ukraine”

L’NATO membership of Sweden and Finland does not worry Russia which nevertheless reserves the right to respond to a possible “deployment of military infrastructures and contingents of the Atlantic Alliance” in the two Nordic countries “following the principle of reciprocity”, said Vladimir Putin.

Sweden and Finland in NATO “they do not create the same problem that would arise in the case of Ukraine“in the Atlantic Alliance.” We have no territorial disputes with them. Their membership of NATO does not worry us. They are free to do what they want, “Putin reiterated from Ashgabat.” We had positive relations with Finland and Sweden, and now there will be some tensions. Obviously, there is no way to avoid it, “added the Russian President.