Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko announced that the decision on Russia's reaction in the event of Finland and Sweden joining NATO will not be made on the basis of feelings and a comprehensive analysis will follow.
"It is clear that this change cannot remain without a political reaction, as well as without a very comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the new formation of forces that may be formed as a result of the subsequent expansion of the alliance ... It is clear that the decision will not be made on the basis of emotions, but rather an analysis," Grushko said in a statement carried by Sputnik today. Comprehensive and documented all the factors that affect the security situation in this region.
"There are many questions regarding the actual abandonment of nuclear-weapon-free status by Finland and Sweden, as it is known that they were among the countries that very actively advocated the prohibition and destruction of nuclear weapons in the world ... But the alliance declared that it would remain nuclear as long as there were weapons," he added. nuclear power in the world… and therefore these countries will participate in the NATO nuclear planning group.”
Grushko stressed that Finland's and Sweden's accession to NATO does not serve their interests, but rather will lead to the militarization of the northern region, pointing out that it is premature to talk about Russia's deployment of nuclear weapons in the Baltic region.
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