Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, made the comment during a press conference on Friday, Fox News reported, following the country's attack on . Russia threatened "military and political consequences" against Finland and Sweden on Friday if they attempted to join NATO.Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned against other countries attempting to join NATO after Russia started a war with Ukraine Thursday."Finland and Sweden should not base their security on damaging the security of other countries and their accession . Russian President Vladimir Putin, says the Kremlin is not threatened by Finland and Sweden joining NATO. MOSCOW, June 29 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would respond in kind if NATO deployed troops and infrastructure in Finland and Sweden after they join the. Finland shares a 1,340km-long border with Russia and its neutrality status dates back to the end of World War II. Everyone's wondering what on earth Erdogan is up to - first he impedes the Nato accession of Finland and Sweden, then he gives the go-ahead after . He said the alliance's growth from 30 members to . Other notable effects were the Swedish . Russia's reaction to Finland wanting to . It recently ordered 64 F-35 fighters, at a value of $9.5 billion, to . Sweden and Finland took another step toward joining NATO on Tuesday after the 30-country alliance formally signed off on their membership bids and set the stage to bring the long-neutral Nordic . MOSCOW (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would respond in kind if NATO deployed troops and infrastructure in Finland and Sweden after they join the U.S.-led military. Russia will have to bolster its defenses in the Baltic Sea -- including a potential nuclear escalation -- if Sweden and Finland join NATO, Moscow said on Thursday. Some background: Finland and Sweden ended their decades of neutrality when they applied to join NATO following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which was met by some opposition from Turkish President. And in February Maria Zakharova, Russia's foreign ministry . Sweden and Finland had long resisted formal membership in NATO, in part for fear that it would unnecessarily provoke Russia. Russia's Invasion Is Pushing Sweden and Finland Toward NATO. Acceptance of the countries would bring into the alliance two well-equipped, modern militaries on Russia's doorstep. Sweden and Finland both first applied to join NATO in May, moving away from decades of neutrality after Russia invaded Ukraine. The letter is being deemed as the Kremlin's threat to both the Scandinavian countries over the possibility . The two leaders made the statements days after Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, warned of "grave political and military consequences" if Finland and Sweden joined the . Bianca Nobilo speaks with Mason Clark, Lead Russia Analyst at Institute for the Study of War, about a potential escalation of conflict if Finland and Sweden do join NATO. NAN reports that Putin said Russia will take military countermeasures. If Russia were to take military action against Sweden or Finland for their attempts to join NATO, it would encounter opposition from three countries that are already members of the international . NATO's enlargement is the opposite of what Russian President Putin . The warnings came in the aftermath of Russia's powerful forces launching fierce . February 25, 2022 Liz George. By Victor Jack. Sweden and Finland both first applied to join NATO in May, moving away from decades of neutrality after Russia invaded Ukraine. Last week Mr Peskov said that Russia would have to "rebalance the situation" with its own measures were Sweden and Finland to join Nato. Speaking to . . But the Russian aggression on Ukraine since 2014 and atrocities taking place in Bucha, Irpin, and other Ukrainian cities have prompted the two Nordic countries to consider joining Nato amid escalating tensions between Russia . Sweden and Finland are members of the EU, but not NATO, and the latter shares an 830-mile border with Russia. (Photo by ADEM ALTAN) AFP via Getty Images. July 5, 2022 / 8:56 AM / CBS News London NATO's 30 ambassadors on Tuesday signed accession protocols for Sweden and Finland to join the transatlantic military alliance. NATO has formally begun the process of Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, with members signing the protocols of accession in what its secretary general called an "historic moment." Ukraine's . Moscow-Sana. The move further increases Russia's strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of .

Russia's defiant leader Vladimir Putin has threatened "serious military consequences" against Finland and Sweden if they join NATO, one that "history will remember", cautioning other countries of the world against making any attempts to interfere. The Global Brief is . NATO's enlargement is the opposite of what Russian President Putin. Public opinion was deeply mixed in both countries until Russia 's. Finland shares an 810-mile (1,300km) land border with Russia, and Sweden a maritime border. "This is truly a historic moment for Finland, for Sweden, for NATO and for our shared security," Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The Finnish War (Swedish: Finska kriget, Russian: , Finnish: Suomen sota) was fought between the Kingdom of Sweden and the Russian Empire from 21 February 1808 to 17 September 1809. In Sweden, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson addressed Moscow's statement in a joint news conference Friday with Sweden's military commander Micael Byden. As Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told reporters over the weekend, Sweden . (Image: AP/Sanna Marin/Twitter) Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday, sent missives to authorities in Finland and Sweden asking them to provide security guarantees for Moscow amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. But Sweden's and Finland's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization provides an opportunity to contain the Kremlin's strategy for domination of the Arctic and North Pole. Her remarks included a threat of "serious . Russian artillery pounded Sloviansk, one of Ukraine's last lines of defense to protect the remaining Kyiv-held strongholds in eastern Ukraine, while NATO advanced plans to add Sweden and Finland . "Today we have decided to invite Finland and Sweden to . Finland and Sweden could soon join NATO, prompted by Russian war in Ukraine By Jennifer Hansler and Natasha Bertrand , CNN Updated 10:55 AM EDT, Sat April 9, 2022 Kyiv has sought to join the bloc for years, but Moscow sees Ukraine, a former . The 30 NATO allies are set to sign off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals. During a press conference on Friday, Maria Zakharova addressed the ongoing war with Ukraine, as well as Russia's path forward. Security concerns driven by Russia's invasion, which began on February 24, led Finland and Sweden to break from longstanding policies of neutrality and move to join NATO. About 68 percent of Finns support Nato membership, according to a survey commissioned by MTV. While the country's public support for Nato has been traditionally low, the war in Ukraine has begun changing opinions in Finland. He said the alliance's growth from 30 members to . Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov warned on Tuesday that Russia has plans in place to ensure the country's security in light of Sweden and Finland nearing NATO membership. Under the terms of the Treaty of Fredrikshamn, which ended the 1808-09 Finnish War between the Russian Empire and . The Russian despot issued the chilling threat after the Nordic countries signed an . (Photo by ADEM ALTAN) AFP via Getty Images. 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 . Finland, which shares an 830-mile border with Russia, and Sweden, located across the Baltic Sea, have been open about their interest in joining the 30-member Atlantic alliance after Russian. If Finland and Sweden did join NATO, this would give Moscow "more officially registered. Russia is now threatening Sweden and Finland with military action if they join NATO, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday. The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that any threatening measures taken in Sweden and Finland after their accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be met with a Russian response. As NATO's 30 members. The Kremlin on Monday says it is "not convinced" Finland and Sweden joining NATO would "improve the security architecture on our continent." Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the remark . Finland and Sweden are part of the six EU member states who have declared a non-alignment with military alliances. "As for the expansion [of NATO], including through new members of the alliance Finland . BRUSSELS (AP) The 30 NATO allies signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals and possible political trouble in Turkey. "I want to be extremely clear. He also noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the issue with a similar tone already in 2016 during his Finland visit. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Finland and Sweden's bids to join NATO posed no direct threat to Russia, but warned the Western military alliance against moving weapons into the two countries' territories. Share. As a result of the war, the eastern third of Sweden was established as the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland within the Russian Empire. A Russian official on Friday issued a warning to Finland and Sweden should both nations intend to join NATO, saying such moves would have "serious military-political repercussions." During a news . Russia threatened "military and political consequences" against Finland and Sweden on Friday if they attempted to join NATO.Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned against . Amid the ongoing Russian military operations in Ukraine, the country's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that Moscow will have to respond if Sweden and Finland become NATO members. The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that any threatening measures taken in Sweden and Finland after their accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be met with a Russian response.

BeyondWords. Moscow-Sana. Vladimir Putin has warned Russia will respond 'in kind' if Nato sets up infrastructure in Sweden and Finland. MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) - Sweden and Finland on Wednesday looked set for fast-track membership of NATO after Turkey lifted a veto on them joining, while concerns about Russia and China are. Once-neutral Finland and Sweden are abandoning what in Sweden's case has been 200 years of military non-alignment, driven to join NATO's mutual defense pact in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and ongoing war there. Russia has long opposed the eastward expansion of NATO to include Sweden and Finland, as well as neighboring Ukraine. (outspending China and Russia by nearly three times); 24,000 combat aircraft; 3 million men and women under arms, almost all of them . Both countries have for decades considered that joining the 30-member, US-led Nato alliance would . In the case of Sweden and Finland, the tipping point was clearly an altered view of Russian intentions. Russia is now threatening Sweden and Finland with military action if they join NATO, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.

Russia has long opposed the eastward expansion of NATO to include Sweden and Finland, as well as neighboring Ukraine. "Their official reason [to . Even if Helsinki and Stockholm don't move forward with full membership, it is clear that neither will kowtow to Moscow. April 14, 2022 10:31 a.m. PDT. Officials in Russia warned that Finland and Sweden would face "serious military and political repercussions" if they joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On Sept. 17, 1809, Sweden lived through one of the darkest days in its history. A presenter on Russia's state-owned Russia 1 has threatened that a nuclear weapons deployment will be the only option left to Russia after Finland and Sweden join NATO. The British Ministry of Defense said Tuesday on Twitter that Russia can now "claim substantive progress against the policy objective it presented as the immediate purpose of the war, namely. Kyiv has sought to join the bloc for years, but Moscow sees Ukraine, a former . NATO leaders formally invited Finland and Sweden to become members of the military alliance Wednesday during a summit in Madrid. It was the next step in. It means that Finland and Sweden, all of a sudden, instead of neutral countries, become part of the enemy and they bear all the risks," Polyanskiy said. Riya Baibhawi. Finland gained independence from Russia in 1917 and fought two wars against it during the Second World War, when it lost some territory to Moscow. Everyone's wondering what on earth Erdogan is up to - first he impedes the Nato accession of Finland and Sweden, then he gives the go-ahead after . Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, said that, should Sweden and Finland join NATO, then Russia would have to strengthen its land, naval and air forces in the Baltic Sea. COPENHAGEN, June 10 (Reuters) - NATO's deputy chief sees no immediate military threat to Sweden and Finland from Russia and is confident that the aspiring NATO members will join the . Russia has reiterated it would not accept Finland or Sweden joining NATO, after the Ukraine crisis brought the two militarily non-aligned countries to the brink of joining the trans-Atlantic.