The Finnish president and prime minister said they wanted NATO a country as soon as possible.
Russia reacted angry and said it had to retaliate.
Russia poses many threats, but Sweden and Finland are still approaching participation.
Russia has once again tried to warn Finland to join NATO as the Nordic countries are closer than ever to joining the alliance.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that Finland’s participation was a “definite” threat to Russia. Guardian reported..
And the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday statement “Russia will be forced to take retaliation, both in military and technical terms, to thwart the threat to national security that arises in this regard,” he said.
Russian comments come after the Finnish President and Prime Minister have said in a joint statement on Thursday. Definitely want their country to join NATOAnd hope that the application will be made as soon as possible.
Sweden will soon apply for membership.
The growing national and political support for joining NATO in both countries was fueled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russia took advantage of NATO’s expanding potential as a justification for the invasion of Ukraine in the first place.
The threat on Thursday reflects the threat Russia has taken over the past few weeks as Sweden and Finland are getting closer and closer to formal application.
NATO Secretary-General Jason Stoltenberg said Thursday that Finland would soon be welcomed by the alliance.
“If Finland decides to apply, they will be warmly welcomed by NATO and the accession process will be smooth and quick,” he said. According to the BBC..
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