'The US wants to control the Arctic': Russian state TV spins Finland's Nato application

'The US wants to control the Arctic': Russian state TV spins Finland's Nato application

It was a historic week for Europe, with Finland and Sweden making the decisions to seek to join Nato. In Russia, however, state TV was quick to condemn the news, working hard to spin it into a US plot to expand its dominance into the Arctic Circle. On Thursday morning, I tuned into 60 Minutes, a political talk show on the country’s most popular channel, Rossiya 1. “What will the Finns and Swedes gain from this decision? That’s probably a rhetorical question because the main beneficiary here is America and Biden and the main objective is a new Iron Curtain from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea,” presenter Olga Skabeyeva railed. Ms Skabeyeva is one of several Russian TV personalities now on the EU sanctions list for undermining the …
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