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Russia Vs NATO.

On Sunday, Finland and Sweden gave a joint application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) which attracted warnings from Russia.

According to Russia, the decisions by Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance are serious mistakes, which will attract measures by Moscow.

These were the words of the Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov who told reporters.

This is another grave mistake with far-reaching consequences.

The general level of military tensions will increase.

It is a pity that common sense is being sacrificed for some phantom ideas about what should be done in the current situation.

According to Ryabkov the two countries’ security would not strengthen as a result of the move and that Moscow would take measures.

He further added:

They should have no illusions that we will just put up with this.

Finland and Sweden had jettison decades of military non-alignment to join NATO as a defense against feared aggression from Russia.

Moscow had warned Finland that it would take “reciprocal steps”.

The Finnish President Sauli Niinisto met and spoke with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the country’s application for NATO membership.

Putin viewed any end to Finland’s military neutrality as a “mistake”.

Finland announced its intention to join NATO on Sunday.

Sweden’s ruling party said it backed membership.

Finland announcement to join the NATO and Sweden’s ruling party backing the membership paved the way for a joint application.

Russia Vs NATO.