According to Newsweek, Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said on Friday that if Sweden and Finland decide to join NATO, Moscow will respond.
Maria Zakharova spoke at a press conference about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s future intentions.
A video of her speech has gone viral on social media, with her threatening Sweden and Finland, saying it would have “serious military-political repercussions.”
“Finland and Sweden should not base their security damaging the security of other countries,” Zakharova said during the press conference, Newsweek reported.
“Clearly (the) accession of Finland and Sweden into NATO, which is first and foremost a military alliance, would have serious military-political repercussions that would demand a response from our country,” she said, the report added.
This comes after Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed the country’s support from both countries.
“Discussed with (Finnish President Sauli Niinisto) countering the aggressor. Informed about our defense, insidious shelling of Kiev,” he wrote in a tweet on Friday, the report said.