Ukraine war: Russia would bolster border defences if Finland joins NATO, says Moscow's ambassador to EU

5/13/2022 2:38:00 AM

Vladimir Chizhov tells Sky News he is 'deeply disappointed and saddened' by Finland and Sweden's ambitions to join NATO and that Russia would have to respond if they become members

Vladimir Chizhov tells Sky News he is 'deeply disappointed and saddened' by Finland and Sweden's ambitions to join NATO and that Russia would have to respond if they become members

Vladimir Chizhov tells Sky News he is 'deeply disappointed and saddened' by Finland and Sweden's ambitions to join NATO and that Russia would have to respond if they become members.

'Russia could have steamrolled Ukraine'NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Finland would be welcomed and that the accession would be"smooth and swift".Neighbouring Sweden is expected to decide on joining NATO in the coming days.Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

3:53Defence analyst Michael Clarke on why Finland and Sweden could join NATORussia's EU ambassador also insisted the war in Ukraine - or its"special military operation" as it calls it -"was proceeding according to schedule" but was"not as quick as some people would have wanted".

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Finland are ice warriors, they will not be taken. Sweden citizens are the best trained partisans in the world ,and are trained very early to defend their country. Massive losses to Russia if they try it on. somebody call the Whambulace 👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼 Come on Vlad, Have a think about it🙄 Respond to what? What are you responding to?

Russian activity is shocking and Putin should face a war-trails court, but NATO is a relic of the Cold War and has no place in the modern world. One country can choose to defend another (from invasion) without being part of a club. Who have NATO been battling the last 30 years🤷‍♂️ Russia feeling that they have to invade a country that was doing fine without them, murder and bomb innocent people traumatise an entire generation Surely they cant be surprised that others sharing a border with Russia would feel vulnerable. But hey thats what putin wants terror

Russia trying to tell other countries what to do and u don't expect them to join nato for protection Russians are stupid they msde nato 10 times stronger by invading Ukraine lol Once again, Russia makes threats against sovereign nations who are going about their own business! And how will Russia 'respond' Are they going to attack Finland and Sweden too? Bullies do what bullies do until they get a smack on the nose!

Poor baby Russia. Think Finland & Sweden should hold for a time… BethRigby How? By sinking more of their own ships?

What would be the impact of Finland joining Nato and how could Russia react?Adding new Nato members typically take months and the decision will need to be ratified by the alliance’s 30 members

If it’s a good idea to join nato I think Russia should open their base in Mexico and Cuba 🇨🇺 What has it got to do with Russia.... Simo Hayha When you cannot handle Ukraine STOP 🛑 even thinking of invading another country. The biggest problem right now is Putin and his regimes and not Russia. vladimirchizhov BorisJohnson Bolster with what? The army of Russia and it’s decent kit are slowly being destroyed in the fields of Ukraine!

America doing what they do best. Trying to start ww3 so they can pick the pockets of your dead children. What you would expect from an organisation full of russian sympathisers. The UK found Murdoch not fit to hold a tv licence. Australia and the United States have found this out to their detriment. Peace not war.

Don't understand Finland's move. So Russia would act after they became NATO members, thereby triggering Article 5 & demonstrating why they want to join in the first place.

Russia threatens ‘retaliation’ over Finland Nato bid - follow liveUrsula von der Leyen says Russia is threatening food security globally 🔴 Follow the latest news ➡️ No, sanctions against Russia threaten food and energy security. It's good for the Western propaganda media that most people are misinformed or not that bright. So stop supplying weapons. Your Food crisis will settle

See, mr Chizov: bolster your DEFENCES as much as you want, go and build a literal wall out of tanks if you wish. As long, as those defences stay on YOUR side of the border. That's how civilised world works. 'Russia would have to respond if they become members' I'd like to see you try, bitch NATO is not about the power as Russia puts it. It's about protecting the freedom and rights of NATO countries from countries that use war to annex land .It gives a country a chance to peacefully negotiate terms without threat of violence .

I hope it’s just sanctions, because it would be a bad idea to attack a NATO Member. Remember Cuba? Yeah, well that's how Russia feels about Finland and Sweden.

Russia hits east Ukraine as war pushes Finland closer to NatoRussian forces pounded areas in Ukraine’s east as a war that is redrawing Europe’s security map pushed Russia’s neighbour Finland closer to joining Nato.

Russia threatens retaliation – as Finland’s leaders say it ‘must join Nato’When Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine at the end of February, he said he was responding to Nato expansion and trying to deter other countries from joining that alliance. Yet the very opposite appears to be happening - as Finland, a once neutral neighbour, took a big step towards joining. Finland's… kirancmoodley Which validates Putin's reasons. We know the USA/uk et al have been cultivating the rise of anti-Russian Banderite neo-Nazis in Ukraine (most corrupt country in Europe) since at least 2014 (CIA since 1953) kirancmoodley So will he try and attack Finland next? kirancmoodley Very scary

Russia warns of ‘retaliatory steps’ over Finland’s bid to join NatoRussia says that Finland’s bid to join Nato was a hostile move that “definitely” posed a threat to its security.

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The country's army is 200,000 strong - almost three times the size of the British Army..European leaders back Finland’s wish to join Nato European leaders have welcomed Finland’s announcement that it wants to become part of Nato.Three of London’s top chefs share the best way to cook with alcohol Many observers thought Moscow’s larger and better-armed military would be hard to stop, but the Ukrainians have bogged Russian troops down and thwarted their goal of overrunning the capital.

'Russia could have steamrolled Ukraine' NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Finland would be welcomed and that the accession would be"smooth and swift". Neighbouring Sweden is expected to decide on joining NATO in the coming days. Why does Finland want to join? Finland shares a 1,340km border with Russia and the two countries fought twice between 1939 and 1944. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 3:53 Defence analyst Michael Clarke on why Finland and Sweden could join NATO Russia's EU ambassador also insisted the war in Ukraine - or its"special military operation" as it calls it -"was proceeding according to schedule" but was"not as quick as some people would have wanted". Rory Sullivan 1652357420 Russia says it will take ‘retaliatory steps’ after Finland announces Nato bid Russia has vowed to retaliate if Finland joins Nato, following Helsinki’s announcement that it wants to apply for membership. Efforts to capture Kyiv failed and the country is now focused on taking the eastern Donbas region.5 per cent of the population, died fighting the Russians in both conflicts, Reuters reported. However, analysts - including from the Pentagon - say it's still making slow progress with things almost at a stalemate; while Ukraine has won back some territory, such as near Kharkiv in the northeast. In the wake of their failure to take Kyiv, Russian forces pulled back and regrouped - and switched their focus to Ukraine’s eastern Donbas, a region where Moscow-backed separatists have fought Ukrainian troops for eight years.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 3:29 Devastation in liberated eastern Ukraine villages "Had Russian army followed the pattern of US and other Western countries, we would have steamrolled Ukraine several times by now," Mr Chizhov told Sky News. “It’s clear that everything has changed since Russia started the war in Ukraine,” he told Voice of America. Rory Sullivan 1652355920 Why do Finland and Sweden want to join Nato? Finland and Sweden are expected to join Nato imminently, a decision sparked by security fears following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He claimed Russia never intended to capture Ukrainian territory but that it only wanted to provide"security" for self-proclaimed breakaway republics and demilitarise the country. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 1:57 . And now you could see that this NATO membership is a sort of finalisation of our Western integration.