Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has said that Moscow would have to respond if Sweden and Finland intended to join NATO. Maria Zakharova held a press conference on Friday and reflected on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the intentions of Russia going forward.
A clip of her speech has begun to go viral on social media as she appears to issue a threat aimed at Sweden and Finland, saying it would have “serious military-political repercussions.” The video has amassed over 300,000 views.
“Finland and Sweden should not base their security damaging the security of other countries,” Zakharova said during the press conference.
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Strong unity in condemning Russia and supporting Ukraine at today’s NATO Summit with Sweden, Finland and the EU. We stand side by side with our NATO partners.
— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) February 25, 2022
Russia just threatened military consequences against Finland and Sweden.
They f***** insane. pic.twitter.com/w4BfHfYYEW
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) February 25, 2022