Yesterday, Finnish President Sauli Ninisto and Finnish Prime Minister Sana Marin announced that “Finland must join the NATO Alliance without any delay, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” In recent days, Finland has received a shot of encouragement and support from the British government, which has announced that it is already committed to Finland’s security – and will stand by it if attacked. Finland.
The Kremlin added yesterday that Russia explicitly sees Finland’s accession to NATO as a “threat”, and the Foreign Ministry in Moscow announced that Russia “will have to take” military-technical “measures if Finland does indeed make a formal application to join NATO. The impact of the move, “Peskov said,” is how far NATO’s military infrastructure will approach our borders. ”
Moscow’s Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that Russia would have to take “reciprocal steps to address the consequences of threats to its national security.” Moscow has accused NATO of trying to create “another wing for the country’s security threat,” saying Helsinki “must be vigilant and responsible for the consequences of such a move.”
In Helsinki, on the other hand, it is estimated that an official application to join the NATO alliance will be submitted as early as Sunday. . Finland, beyond the fact that it shares a very long border with Russia, was for years considered a country with a neutral attitude, with a tendency to influence on the part of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.