Russia threatened two more European nations on Friday, warning Finland and Sweden not to join NATO or they could face “repercussions.”
The words came from Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova during a press conference: “Finland and Sweden should not base their security on damaging the security of other countries and their accession to NATO can have detrimental consequences and face some military and political consequences.”
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 26, 2022
The strong words came just after Russia launched an invasion against Ukraine last week that has led to strong pushback from the western world.
Though Russia expected to quickly take over the nation, Ukraine’s strong resistance and a swift world response has made the matter into a major problem for Russia.
Russia just threatened military consequences against Finland and Sweden.
They f***** insane. pic.twitter.com/w4BfHfYYEW
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) February 25, 2022
Russian and Ukrainian leaders are expected to meet on Monday for discussions, with Ukraine pushing for a ceasefire after days of attacks.
In the meantime, Russia’s strong words against Finland and Sweden are not going to help in efforts to strengthen relations with Europe, further isolating the nation.