Russia threatens military response to Finland joining NATO
The Metro says Russia’s ambassador to the EU has said there will be a ‘military and technical’ response to Finland joining NATO.
Vladimir Chizhov said the country would become a ‘NATO backwater’ – whatever that means – if it did decide to join the military alliance.
If one country in the organisation is attacked, all other members are committed to joining its defence.
In an interview with Sky News Chizhov said he is ‘deeply disappointed and saddened’ by Finland’s application to join NATO.
He said the country has been ‘pushing above its weight, having become in the last few decades a major power in promoting European security architecture’.
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