The accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is unlikely to make much difference to the current situation, as the two countries have long participated in military exercises of the Western military alliance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a statement on Tuesday. , according to Reuters.
“Finland and Sweden, as well as other neutral countries, have been participating in NATO military exercises for many years,” he said.
“NATO takes their territory into account when planning military advances to the east. So, in this respect, there is not much difference. Let’s see how their territory will be used in practice by the North Atlantic Alliance,” he said. Lavrov.