Russia REVENGE Report – New Warning Issued
(BrightPress.org) – As Russia continues its months-long aggression against Ukraine, non-NATO European countries that have remained neutral toward Russia over the last several decades are reconsidering their security. Ahead of Russia’s invasion, President Vladimir Putin warned he would not tolerate NATO expansion eastward towards his country’s border. Two countries are ignoring him and one believes that could lead to Russian-led cyberattacks.
On Thursday, May 12, Finland announced it was immediately applying for NATO membership. It shares a border with Russia that exceeds 800 miles. On Monday, May 16, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said her country would immediately apply for NATO membership as well.
Today, Sweden has decided to apply to become a member of NATO. A historic decision with broad support in parliament. NATO membership would strengthen Sweden’s security. As a member, Sweden would increase the security for all of NATO.
— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) May 16, 2022
That means the entire Baltic region would join NATO as the countries there seek protection from potential attacks. When asked if she expected Putin to retaliate, Andersson said she did but couldn’t predict when or how. However, she did say Russians could hit her country with cyberattacks or another type of retaliation. Still, Andersson said Sweden’s decision to join NATO wasn’t a slight against Putin. Instead, she said it was the best move for her country’s security.
NATO leaders said they would welcome the Baltic states with open arms as the US and its allies try to fast-track the membership process. It may not be that easy. On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wouldn’t allow Finland or Sweden to join the military alliance over their inaction against exiled Kurdish militants. In order for a country to join NATO, all members must agree to allow new members into the alliance.
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