War in Ukraine: Russia threatens to deploy its nuclear arsenal in the Baltic Sea if Sweden and Finland join NATO

Russia is now threatening to activate its nuclear arsenal in the Baltic Sea if Finland and Sweden join NATO, a scenario that has been discussed in recent days and which Russia is very skeptical about. Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that it was impossible, if not impossible, for the Baltic region to remain “non-nuclear”.

When Sweden and Finland join NATO, the length of the alliance’s land borders with Russia will more than double‘ wrote former President Medvedev.

Of course, it would be necessary to strengthen our borders“, warned on Telegram today the ex-president and current vice-president of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, who is known to be very close to Vladimir Putin. The information was then relayed by the official Russian agency Cup.

\u26a1\ufe0fRussia threatens to use nuclear weapons in the Baltic Sea if Sweden and Finland join NATO.

Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, said Moscow must strengthen its defenses in the region and “there is no longer any question of a nuclear-weapon-free Baltic”.

— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) April 14, 2022

Therefore, if Finland and Sweden become members of NATO, Russia will “should strengthen its land, air and naval forces there in order to restore the military balance in the Baltic Sea‘ concluded Medvedev, who alluded more than directly to a nuclear threat by saying ‘that there can be no more talk of the non-nuclear status of the Baltic Sea” in the event of NATO enlargement.

Dmitry Medvedev writes on Telegram that if \ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddea & \ud83c\uddeb\ud83c\uddee join #NATO, #Russia will act “with a cool head”, but also that “ground forces and air defense must be seriously strengthened” and that “no non-#nuclear State of #Baltic Region will be possible – balance must be restored”

– Alexander Graef (@alxgraef) April 14, 2022

His statements by a prominent Russian personality on the Kremlin’s possible reaction to a NATO offer from the two Nordic countries are among the sharpest to date. “But such moves have not been Russia’s strategy so far.‘ he added, again betting on a ‘defensive’ approach to his country.

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