The Kremlin has warned this Tuesday that the consequences of Sweden’s possible accession to NATO will be “negative. definitely negative“, commented the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitry Peskov, in his daily press conference. Later, at the opening of the Alliance summit in Vilnius, he said: “European leaders do not seem to understand that moving NATO infrastructure towards Russia’s borders it’s a mistake“.
When asked about the measures that Russia will adopt in the event that Stockholm joins the Alliance, the Kremlin representative said that they will be similar to those planned following Finland’s entry into NATO. For his part, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrovassured that Moscow “will guarantee your legitimate interests in terms of security” as a result of the approach of the NATO infrastructure to its borders, informs efe.
“Helsinki and Stockholm They are discussing with the United States many issues related to the deployment of alliance infrastructure right on the border with the Russian Federation in the event of Finlandand very close to our borders in the case of Sweden,” Lavrov said at a joint press conference with his Omani counterpart, Sayyid Badr Albusaidi. Lavrov added that Russia knows what measures to take to protect your interests and “how to execute them”.
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NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenbergannounced Monday night that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had agreed to unblock Sweden’s entry into the Alliance. The announcement came after a meeting in Vilnius on Monday between Stoltenberg himself, Erdogan and the Swedish prime minister, ulf kristersson.
Peskov also downplayed Turkey’s decision to end its opposition to Sweden’s NATO membership, stating that Ankara has obligations as a member of the Alliance and that Moscow had no illusions about it.
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Peskov said that Russia and Türkiye had their differences, but also shared some common interestsadding that Moscow intended to further develop relations with Ankara.