Russia warns of consequences if Finland, Sweden Join NATO

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN--Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday warned of unspecified "consequences" should Finland and Sweden join the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance, after Moscow sent troops into Ukraine, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Moscow's military actions in Ukraine have sparked a dramatic U-turn in public and political opinion in both Finland and Sweden over long-held policies of military non-alignment.

"The choice is up to the authorities of Sweden and Finland. But they should understand the consequences of such a step for our bilateral relations and for the architecture of European security as a whole," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement.

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