Putin explains consequences for Finland in case of joining NATO

According to him, Russia could move troops closer to the Russian-Finnish border
14:12, 2 July 2016


Russian President Vladimir Putin during the press conference with the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, said that Russia will not remain indifferent in the case of the country's entry into NATO. In particular, according to the Russian president, Russia could move troops closer to the Russian-Finnish border. This was reported by Reuters.

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According to Putin, if Finland joins the NATO, the alliance forces will be almost on the border of Russia. "And you think that we will leave it like this?" - Asked Putin, noting that "NATO might prefer to fight against Russia to the last Finnish soldier."

The President of Finland, in turn, called to stop to the incidents with fighter planes flight with disabled transponders. Russian President's answered that NATO fighter jets more often than Russian planes fly with transponders turned off.

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