Information Box: Finland and Sweden, prospects for NATO membership
[STOCKHOLM 13th Reuters] - Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, applications for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of both Finland and Sweden have finally become more realistic. Together, we are poised to abandon the decades-long belief that not openly choosing a camp to belong to is the best way to maintain peace. The possibility that Finland and Sweden, which border Russia for 1300 kilometers, will join NATO is expect…
What happens if Finland and Sweden join NATO? Russia warns alliance of expansion plans
NATO looks likely to expand its territory in northern Europe with the additions of Finland and Sweden. But what would exactly happen if the Nordic neighbours joined the military alliance?
Furious Russia warns Sweden, Finland over potential NATO bid
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vowed that Russia will beef up its military forces along its western borders if Sweden and Finland join the NATO alliance. It would mean increasing the number of ground troops and air defense systems in the region along with deploying “substantial” naval forces in the Gulf of Finland.
Russia warns Sweden, Finland over joining NATO
One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest allies warned NATO on Thursday that if Sweden and Finland joined the U.S.-led military alliance then Russia would deploy nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles in an exclave in the heart of Europe. Ilan Rubens reports.
Russia Warns Sweden, Finland on Joining NATO: Nobody Wants ‘Nukes a Stone’s Throw From Their House’
As Finland and Sweden consider applying to join NATO in the coming months, Moscow is warning that abandoning their longstanding neutrality will attract a Russian response, including the deployment of nuclear weapons in their neighborhood.