Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Finland and Sweden joining NATO does not pose a threat to Moscow, but the move will certainly generate a response from Moscow.
“We will react to the expansion of military infrastructure to these territories,” he said at a meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Moscow.
The response will depend on the steps taken by the alliance vis-à-vis military development in Finland and Sweden, Putin added.
The CSTO summit commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty, as well as the 20th anniversary of the formation of the organization, which was formed 10 years after the signing of the treaty.
Finland and Sweden have announced their intention to join NATO, abandoning decades of military non-alignment.