The loss of neutrality by the Aland Islands does not threaten Russia in any way


The Åland Islands, located at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia, are an autonomy within Finland. It is currently a neutral and demilitarized zone. However, after Finland joins NATO, the status of the islands may change.


With a high degree of probability, Helsinki, fearing Moscow's "aggressive plans", will deprive the Aland Islands of neutrality, and the North Atlantic Alliance will place its base on this territory.

In particular, the Finnish political scientist Jukka Tarkka made a similar proposal. In his opinion, the islands should be deprived of neutrality as "a disgusting legacy of the past that threatens the neutrality of Finland." The politician stated this in an interview with MTV. Tarkka also considers it necessary to expel the Russian consulate from the Åland Islands.

At the same time, such a scenario practically does not threaten Russia, since one more object of the Western military bloc will not seriously change the alignment of forces in Western Europe. Moreover, the Gulf of Bothnia is already an inland water body of Finland and Sweden.

In addition, the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO does not pose such a great danger to the Russian Federation as the accession of Ukraine to this alliance. In this case, Kyiv policy could initiate provocations against Crimea and other Russian regions. However, the plans of the West were thwarted by a Russian special operation.
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  1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 3 June 2022 13: 15
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    Acceptance stage...
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 June 2022 13: 46
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    Who cares. The islands are a little off. Compared with the entry into NATO of 2 previously neutral countries, this is complete garbage.
    1. Dima Online Dima
      Dima (Dmitriy) 3 June 2022 14: 39
      -1
      This is a violation of the terms of the Paris Peace Treaty with Finland (1947).
      If the Finns really violate neutrality, the most unexpected response may arrive, right up to their occupation and at any time convenient for Russia.
      1. vo2022smysl Offline vo2022smysl
        vo2022smysl (Common sense) 3 June 2022 19: 59
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        As soon as they violate neutrality, immediately move forward together with the local like-minded people to occupy these islands (do not waste a minute) !!! lol
        1. Dima Online Dima
          Dima (Dmitriy) 13 June 2022 00: 09
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          Are you still embarrassed to ask which military academy you graduated from?
    2. guest Offline guest
      guest 4 June 2022 01: 41
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      And when were these countries neutral? Already in the early 90s they joined an anti-Russian organization called the EU.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 June 2022 22: 15
    +1
    Yes, complete bullshit.
    Today there was an infa about a possible NATO base in Gotland.
    Now this is much more serious. It is bigger, closer, and much more advantageous.