How Russia will respond to Finland's accession to NATO

12 May Finnish authorities decided to put an end to the neutral status of their country and make it part of the “peace-loving” NATO bloc. Moscow reacted with lightning speed to Helsinki's demarche.

During the conversation, the editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine, Igor Korotchenko, told the newspaper "Sight"how Russia will respond to the entry of the mentioned Scandinavian state into the Alliance. According to the expert, the Russian Federation will need 5-7 years and a lot of money to deploy a viable military infrastructure based on general-purpose forces in this direction to counter the new threat.

Now the neutral country next to us is becoming a springboard for deploying forces and means that can be used for aggression and a strike against Russia. Considering the length of the Russian-Finnish border (it is 1271,8 km (including 1091,7 km of the land, 60,3 km of the river and 119,8 km of the lake), in addition to this, there is also a section of the sea border of 54,0 km - ed. ), this will seriously worsen the security situation for the northwestern regions of the Russian Federation as a whole

- said Korotchenko.

The expert drew attention to the fact that after admission to NATO, any weapon, including tactical nuclear weapons, may appear on the territory of Finland. Moreover, the situation is complicated by the fact that local Finnish nationalists have territorial claims against Russia. These claims have not yet been officially formalized, but can be made at any time. At the same time, Russia does not have enough general-purpose forces in this direction to immediately and quickly parry the blow.

Therefore, we can fend off a change in the military-strategic situation that is unfavorable for us in only one way - by transferring tactical nuclear weapons to the troops of the Western Military District and the Baltic Fleet.

- says Korotchenko.

The specialist explained that it was necessary to equip the Iskander family of OTRKs, as well as Caliber cruise missiles on ships and submarines of the Baltic Fleet, with appropriate nuclear warheads. Such a rearmament will not demonstrate the aggressiveness of the Russian Federation - it is a means of deterrence, i.e. a defensive and preventive mechanism that can be activated at the right time. And not only Finland, but also Sweden and other countries in the region must clearly understand what will happen in the event of an attack on Russia, he concluded.

The Russian Foreign Ministry did not disregard what happened either.

The Finnish leadership's statement in favor of the country's accession to NATO is a radical change in the foreign policy course. Russia will be forced to take retaliatory steps of a military-technical and other nature to eliminate threats due to the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO

the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a communiqué.
  • Used photographs: Ministry of Defense of Finland
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  1. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
    Spasatel 12 May 2022 19: 46
    ... "said Korotchenko", "considers Korotchenko" - they found authority ...
    1. Marfa Guy Offline Marfa Guy
      Marfa Guy (Marfa) 12 May 2022 22: 18
      He said everything correctly: in the event of joining NATO, the northern neighbors will be at gunpoint with nuclear weapons, and they will twitch and die - and why don’t you understand, damn the lifeguard? :)))
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 12 May 2022 19: 52
    How Russia will respond to Finland's accession to NATO

    - Yes, "no matter how many wolves you feed ...." - and so on. !
    - So with Finland - in the same way - they coddled, coddled with her - practically Russia gave the Finns "to go out into people" - constantly rescued them economically and pulled them out with their orders and cooperation in the industrial sector (and this was in the most difficult "capitalist crisis times ") !!! - On this, Finland rose economically !!! - What would Finland do without cooperation with the USSR ??? - It would be just a weak state with a stunted economy - who needed "products of Finnish industry" in times of fierce capitalist competition - only government orders from the USSR and the purchase of all kinds of Finnish goods and the conclusion of all kinds of long-term trade agreements and agreements on economic cooperation - all this saved the economy Finland and let it develop !!!
    - And now ??? - And now it will become a very, very ardent enemy of Russia - even worse than Poland !!!
    - Russia should not be sentimental and try to continue doing good for Finland - the entire "period of friendship", with Finland's entry into NATO, will end completely! - Even Sweden will not become such a tough enemy for Russia - like Finland !!!
  3. Evdokimov Sergey Yurievich 12 May 2022 19: 57
    You know, the stick has two ends. Regarding Finland, now it has the strongest and most well-trained army in Europe. Almost every Finn is obliged to serve in it, which means many reservists accumulate. In wartime, it can mobilize up to 500 fighters. They have reservists, not like ours (In Russia, even the majority did not keep a kindergarten for a year). The technical equipment is at its best. This is currently one end of the stick. The second is the end, when joining NATO, the West will deprive Finland of its army, there will be no reservists and etc. The Finns fight better than the Americans, we have seen this from our own experience .. NATO, the EU, the USA are not eternal, collapse is mandatory, nothing lasts forever, all great empires and states sooner or later disappear or decline. And about nuclear warheads, it's time to voice it, the same as America voiced during Khrushchev's time, when we deployed missiles in Cuba. It's just that we and our liberals relaxed America. In Soviet times, America somehow kept itself within the limits. In short, no state bordering us It hasthe right to deploy nuclear weapons of other states on its territory, the answer is military and clear, the main thing is not to let the Medinskys and Peskovs into negotiations. It is written in the Constitution and any president is obliged to comply with it.
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) 13 May 2022 07: 55
      Quote: Evdokimov Sergey Yurievich
      now she has the strongest and most well-trained army in Europe

      Quote: Evdokimov Sergey Yurievich
      The Finns are better at fighting than the Americans, we have seen this from our own experience.

      bold assertions, it's up to the evidence.
  4. alexander m_2 Offline alexander m_2
    alexander m_2 (Alexander) 12 May 2022 20: 04
    Cut off their supplies of timber and gas. And that's all. And it will not be necessary to arm anything. But it will not come to that. After all, someone sits on this wood and gas and milks milks. And these milkers do not care about the country.
  5. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 12 May 2022 20: 41
    How Russia will respond to Finland's accession to NATO

    Literally, it seems like nothing. Well, there the Iskander division will have to be accepted into service. The leadership will wind around like a hare in a field. And if in diplomatic language ?!. It will delay X hour as much as possible. Well, or a nuclear apocalypse. Whoever you like. Everyone remembers the ultimatum for NATO on New Year's Eve. You won't believe me, I support the country's leadership in this action. yes Although dodge do not dodge .... But "serious things are at stake" The very existence of the country as such hi
  6. Wowa127 Offline Wowa127
    Wowa127 (Vladimir Maksimenko) 12 May 2022 20: 58
    Close the border and let them go to Sweden for vodka and fill their cars there. Raise the prices of all goods five times.
  7. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 12 May 2022 21: 08
    With Ukraine, the "peace-loving" NATO did not work out: they found a replacement for it.
    But what are the NATO "neophytes" counting on when they create problems for their neighbor and themselves?
    Playing with fire: a dubious occupation!
  8. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 12 May 2022 22: 36
    He will answer, as usual, with concerns, only this is not even Lavrov’s Foreign Ministry, but the Ministry of Defense - the Ministry of Concerns and its herald Konashenkov
  9. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 13 May 2022 01: 52
    the transfer of tactical nuclear weapons to the troops of the Western Military District and the Baltic Fleet ..

    - Well, what's the matter, Russia is already good to be shy ..
  10. Zorik Offline Zorik
    Zorik (Zorik) 13 May 2022 11: 50
    We must immediately reconsider trade and economic relations. The Finnish economy is heavily dependent on Russia. Once you decide to become an enemy, then there is no need to coddle with them.
  11. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 13 May 2022 17: 39
    Peskov will weave something .. will answer
  12. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
    Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 14 May 2022 02: 53
    How Russia will respond to Finland's accession to NATO

    won't answer at all. Because toothless foreign policy