Of particular concern is the growing tendency of rapprochement with the military in NATO, Finland and Sweden, officially adopts a policy of non-participation in military alliances, said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"instead of open and constructive dialogue aimed at finding common solutions to strengthen security in Northern Europe and the continent in General, including the settlement of domestic conflict, the opinion of the society of citizens of Nordic countries imposed openly confrontational approaches ", - reported in circulation on the Internet office of the Foreign Ministry.
before Sunday afternoon, it was stated that, according to the results sociologicheskogo research the views of a large number of citizens, a vast majority of Finns spoke out against the country's entry into NATO. In early April, the Finnish foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said that the accession of Finland to NATO could provoke tensions with Russia. The Minister of Finance of Finland Antti Rinne at the end of March, said that in the current political situation in the international arena of his country as long as it is impossible to submit a petition for membership in NATO in connection with the possible risks " in foreign policy and security policy ". March 24, Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb said that the country's entry into NATO would be a " continuation of long-term foreign and security policy, Western part of our country's integration, the next logical step ". However, he acknowledged that the overwhelming number of Inhabitants of Finland were not in favour of their country joining the Alliance, causing the issue on the agenda until does not appear. Remember, Finland is included into number 22 partner countries of NATO. It also includes Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Austria and Russia.