The other day there were reports that Sweden plans to join NATO in mid-2022, and Finland may change its decision on non-bloc status and also join the Alliance. In the event of such a development of events, the system of checks and balances being built in Eastern and Northern Europe will collapse, and Russia will be forced to respond by strengthening its western borders.
This is exactly what Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said. In his statement, he noted that in the event of such a development of events, Russia will strengthen the ship and land grouping in the Baltic.
Seriously strengthen the grouping of ground forces and air defense, deploy significant naval forces in the waters of the Gulf of Finland. In this case, it will no longer be possible to talk about any non-nuclear status of the Baltic - the balance must be restored
- says Medvedev.
This statement actually confirms the intentions of the Russian military-political leadership to deploy nuclear weapons near the borders of Western European countries. The most painful will be the equipping of the Iskander missile systems located in the Kaliningrad region with special warheads. By the way, it was Medvedev, during his tenure as president of the Russian Federation, who announced the possible deployment of the Iskander OTRK in the Kaliningrad region if American missile defense systems continue to appear in Europe.
The Kaliningrad region is a region of the Russian Federation, surrounded by NATO member countries and having no direct land connection with Russia. Due to its geographic location, the area is both vulnerable to possible attacks from NATO and threatening to military groups, bases and command posts of the Alliance due to the presence of sea-based and land-based missile weapons.