Russia Threatens Finland Over Desire For NATO Membership

Russian Threatens Finland Over Desire For NATO Membership

Russian Government Makes TERRIFYING Statement – We Can’t Let Them Do This

( – The Russian government is anything but happy about Finland’s desire to become a part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The country shares 800 miles of border with Russia and has historically remained militarily neutral. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö released a statement alongside Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Thursday, solidifying their intention to join the alliance.

Russia’s response was swift, and the wording seemed extremely aggressive. According to Reuters, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said his country would take the steps necessary to analyze the situation and take measures “to balance the situation and ensure our security” in the event Finland joins NATO.

Finland’s desire to join NATO signals a major shift in policy for the normally-neutral nation, showing that Putin’s influence in Europe may not be as strong as he hoped. In an email to Newsweek, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance would welcome Finland with open arms.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took to Telegram warning that the possibility of conflict — including full-scale nuclear war — increases exponentially if Russia shares a border with a NATO country because any conflict, by treaty, would involve the entire alliance.

Does Medvedev have a point? Is it a good idea for NATO to share a border with Russia?

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