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NATO does not give Russia guarantees not to deploy nuclear weapons in Finland and Sweden

NATO does not give Russia guarantees not to deploy nuclear weapons in Finland and Sweden

NATO Assistant Secretary General Kamiy Gran said that the alliance does not give Russia guarantees not to deploy nuclear weapons in Finland and Sweden in the event of their potential entry into the military-political bloc.

According to Grand, “each country has the sovereign right to independently decide on the deployment of nuclear weapons on its territory.”

 


He also said that Finland and Sweden allegedly adhere to the defensive positions of peaceful states that do not seek confrontation with Russia. In this regard, NATO does not expect a “military reaction” or “show of force” from Moscow as a result of the possible entry of Stockholm and Helsinki into the North Atlantic Alliance.


Earlier, on May 18, the ambassadors of Finland and Sweden to NATO presented NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with applications for their states to join the alliance. Turkey is actively opposed to this within NATO.


The Federation Council of the Russian Federation noted that the entry into NATO of Sweden and Finland would negatively affect the political state of Europe and would not add stability to it.