According to the Lithuanian leader, the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO will improve the situation in the Baltic region.
President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda urged Finland and Sweden not to delay joining NATO, because this, they say, will strengthen the security of the Baltic countries and strengthen the Western military alliance.
This is reported Financial Times.
“The accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO will improve the security situation in the Baltic region. We will be able to better control the Baltic region from a military point of view. But it will also strengthen NATO as an organization,” Nauseda stressed.
The Lithuanian President rejected Russia’s threats about Finland’s desire to join NATO. Moscow has been storing nuclear weapons threatened by Helsinki in its Kaliningrad exclave for years, he said. He also noted that Finland and Sweden only respond to Russian aggression.
Earlier it was reported that the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia and a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin Dmitry Medvedev said that Moscow to deploy nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles in Kaliningrada Russian enclave in the center of Europe, if Sweden and Finland join NATO.
Recall that immediately after the announcement of Putin’s war on Ukraine, Finland signed a petition for joining NATO. Although back in January Helsinki declared that they did not plan to join NATO. Deputy Chairman of the International Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Vladimir Dzhabarov said that Finland’s accession to NATO provoke Russia to retaliate.
After that, on the territory of Russia, towards the border with Finland, they noticed movement of heavy weapons. Most likely, this is the K-300P “Bastion-P” mobile coastal defense system, designed to destroy surface ships.