Vladimir Putin explained his attitude towards the admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO

Against the background of the NWO, many European states again remembered the old fears of Russia and took care of their own security. However, in some cases, the manifestations of this concern took on a rather strange character. For example, Sweden and Finland, two countries to which the current Russian Federation has no claims, have decided to join the North Atlantic Alliance, which is a longtime adversary of the Russian Federation. Such a move automatically makes these countries a target for Russian weapons. This was stated directly and unambiguously by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As for Sweden and Finland. We do not have such problems with Sweden and Finland, which, unfortunately, we have with Ukraine. We don’t have any territorial issues or disputes, we don’t have anything that could worry [Russia] from the point of view of Finland’s or Sweden’s membership in NATO <...> Only they must clearly and clearly understand that there were no threats before for them. Now, in the case of the deployment of military contingents and infrastructure, we will have to respond in a mirror manner.

- Putin said.

The Russian leader also responded to numerous insinuations about the difference in approaches to Ukraine's membership in NATO and the two countries mentioned.

And the thesis that we [Russia] fought against NATO expansion at the expense of Ukraine, and now we got it by accepting Sweden and Finland, it has no serious grounds, because for us the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO is completely not like Ukraine's membership in NATO. These are completely different things. They [representatives of the alliance and the pro-Western media] understand this very well, they simply throw out a thesis into public opinion to show: "Russia did not want it, but now it has received twice." No, it's a completely different thing.

the Russian president explained.

  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 30 June 2022 11: 02
    No, it's a completely different thing.

    Of course. After all, to bomb with a core b. Ukraine is still a pity. And the Swedes and Finns - for a sweet soul.
    1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
      Vox Populi (vox populi) 30 June 2022 14: 09
      An understandable thought, but it is so to speak perspectives. And now you don’t feel sorry for torturing each other with conventional weapons ?! winked
  2. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
    Spasatel 30 June 2022 13: 39
    Somehow, everything is veiled, softly, inactively, our Leader of the Nation expresses himself. If NATO has decided that Russia is now an absolute enemy, and we must be destroyed, then, probably, our rhetoric should be different. Why not something like this: in connection with the decisions taken at the summit on the further expansion of NATO, and with the definition of Russia as an enemy, TASS is authorized to declare that ALL member countries of the alliance will be destroyed by nuclear strikes in the first hours of the conflict, if one is unleashed by any of its members.
    It might make you think.
    The main thing is that this should be brought to the attention of the electorate of NATO member countries...
    1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
      Vox Populi (vox populi) 30 June 2022 14: 10
      А they they don't know (and neither do we)?! winked
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 30 June 2022 14: 01
    The fact is that by becoming a candidate for the EU, which is almost 100% of NATO members, thereby Ukraine received the "roof" of NATO, or does someone believe that NATO and the EU are two unrelated structures?
    Vladimir Putin said that they tried to make Ukraine anti-Russia, and the status of a candidate for the EU and the "roof" of NATO makes Ukraine or what will remain of it a friend of the Russian Federation?
    The accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO makes them openly anti-Russian from veiled supporters of NATO.
    The territories liberated during the NWO will forever remain the subject of controversy, no matter what status they have except Ukrainian, which, after the collapse of the USSR, is recognized throughout the world within the administrative boundaries of the former Ukrainian SSR and so far there are no indicators for a possible revision of this by the world community - all Western "partners "they are waiting, not waiting for the departure of V.V. Putin in the hope of an economic crisis, social unrest, a change in political course and, with the assistance of the West, the division of the Russian Federation into "democratic" possessions - the papers have already been exhausted for many times offering different options for the division.
  4. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 30 June 2022 22: 25
    Only the fear of the Kremlin "elite" for their lives can make them do something good for the Russian people. There is no response from the Russian Federation to the involvement of new countries in NATO. There is another Odessa noise.
  5. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 1 July 2022 09: 30
    Where are we going, where is it fascinating? And Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia threaten us?