NATO will not search army bases, nuclear weapons in Finland, PM says

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NATO doesn’t plan on inserting army bases or nuclear weapons on Finland, the nation’s prime minister introduced Thursday.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the announcement to an Italian newspaper on Thursday, days after Finland formally requested membership in NATO.

“There isn’t even interest [within NATO] to put nuclear weapons or bases in Finland,” Marin advised the paper, according to Reuters.

Finland and Sweden filed a joint software to affix the alliance this week, and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has mentioned the nation doesn’t need NATO nuclear weapons or bases inside its territory.

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Social democrats minister Sanna Marin speaks to the media after she was elected as the new Prime Minister of Finland, in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. 

Social democrats minister Sanna Marin speaks to the media after she was elected as the brand new Prime Minister of Finland, in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. 
(Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva through AP)

Russia has beforehand threatened to position nuclear and hypersonic weapons alongside its border with Finland ought to the nation be a part of NATO.

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“There can be no more talk of any nuclear-free status for the Baltic – the balance must be restored,” Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s safety council, mentioned in April. “Until today, Russia has not taken such measures and was not going to. If our hand is forced, well … take note it was not us who proposed this.”

President Biden walks with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinisto of Finland as they arrive at the White House in Washington, Thursday May 19, 2022. 

President Biden walks with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinisto of Finland as they arrive on the White Home in Washington, Thursday Might 19, 2022. 
(AP Photograph/Andrew Harnik)

Russia could also be taking a softer stance now that Finland’s entry into NATO has turn out to be extra tangible. Russia International Minister Sergei Lavrov tried to brush off the event in a Tuesday assertion.

“Finland and Sweden, as well as other neutral countries, have been participating in NATO military exercises for many years,” Lavrov mentioned.

 

“NATO takes their territory into account when planning military advances to the East. So in this sense there is probably not much difference. Let’s see how their territory is used in practice in the North Atlantic alliance,” he added.

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