Vladimir Putin warns Finland that swapping neutrality for NATO is a mistake

Vladimir Putin warns Finland that swapping neutrality for NATO is a mistake

Vladimir Putin warns Finland that swapping neutrality for NATO is a mistake Russian President Vladimir Putin has told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that ditching neutrality and joining NATO would be a mistake that could damage relations between their two countries, the Kremlin said. Key points: - The Kremlin says joining NATO "may have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations" - Moscow describes the call between the two leaders as a "frank exchange of views" - Finland's membership bid is expected to be followed by a similar move from Sweden The two countries said their presidents spoke by phone two days after Finland declared its intention to join the Western alliance. Moscow has described that as a security threat that will require it to respond, but has not specified how. …
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