Russia has warned Sweden and Finland against joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO.
The spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova said there would be severe military and political consequences if Finland and Sweden opt to join NATO.
Both countries share borders with Russia in the Arctic Circle.
For those who don’t know what NATO means; The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance,(NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance between 28 European countries and 2 North American countries. Established in the aftermath of World War II, the organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Zakharova warned that mooting the idea of NATO would be detrimental to both countries.
“Finland and Sweden should not base their security on damaging the security of other countries and their accession to NATO can have detrimental consequences and face some military and political consequences.
“We regard the Finnish government’s commitment to a military non-alignment policy as an important factor in ensuring security and stability in northern Europe,” Zakharova said.
The decision of Ukraine to join NATO is believed to be responsible for Russia’s attack.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin is against Ukraine joining NATO.