NATO, Putin: “Russia’s response to bases in Sweden and Finland”

“Before there were no threats to them, now in the case of a deployment we will be forced to respond in a specular way”

“Russia will respond in a specular way to NATO in the event of the deployment of military infrastructure in Sweden and Finland”. According to reports from the Russian news agency ‘Tass’, this was stated by the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.



“We have nothing to worry about with regard to Finland and Sweden joining NATO,” said Putin. “They should understand that before there were no threats to them, and now in the case of a deployment of military contingents and NATO infrastructure we will be forced to respond in a specular way and create the same threats to the territories from which threats are created for us “, explains the Russian president.

“For us, the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is not at all the same thing compared to the accession of Ukraine” to NATO: “they are completely different things”, underlines Putin according to reports from the Russian news agency ‘Ria Novosti ‘. “They understand this very well. They are simply throwing this thesis into public opinion to show that yes, Russia did not want to, and now has been forced to undergo” this double entry into NATO. “No. This is a completely different thing,” Putin notes.

“Russia’s position is that NATO is needed only as an instrument of US policy,” he continues.



Source-www.adnkronos.com