The Russian government has sent a warning to Finland ahead of its decision to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Finland has been quite indecisive for months about joining NATO with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin saying it would require broad support for the country to move forward with an application.
Marin had said on Thursday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will change the debate around NATO membership within her country.
“Finland is not currently facing an immediate military threat, but it is also now clear that the debate on NATO membership in Finland will change,” YLE News quoted the Prime Minister as saying.
Finland and Sweden are presently not official members of NATO but will be present at a summit the alliance will host today, Friday.
Responding to Finland’s stand, Russia has stated that sucg descision will attract serious military and political repercussions.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian volunteers armed to the teeth are positioned everywhere at the state capital, as Russian forces advance, Naija News reports
This led the Ministry of the Interior to hand out over 18,000 guns to all volunteers in Kyiv, who want to defend the country’s capital. Read more