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Former Russian Ambassador on Russia's reaction to Finland's application to join NATO

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Fri, 13 May 2022, 7:26pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto shake hands after signing a security assurance, at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo / AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto shake hands after signing a security assurance, at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo / AP)

Former Russian Ambassador on Russia's reaction to Finland's application to join NATO

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 May 2022, 7:26pm

Russia has threatened to retaliated against Finland after the country’s president and prime minister said they wanted to join NATO without delay.

Finland and Sweden are expected to make their NATO applications official on Sunday.

NATO’s general secretary Jens Stoltenberg expects the process to membership to be quite quick.

Russia has responded by saying it will be forced to take retaliatory steps in order to neutralise the threats to national security that might arise.

Former Ambassador to Russia Ian Hill joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.

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