Russia's response to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership!

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Russia has warned that its response to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership will depend on the infrastructure the alliance will deploy in both countries, RIA reported.

Russia's state news agency quoted the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in its report.

Interfax, an independent Russian news agency, reported that Ryabkov said Russia has no hostile intentions towards the two countries.

Sweden and Finland have sought NATO membership since the war in Ukraine.

A NATO enlargement would be a blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who waged war on what he said was an attempt to impede the alliance's progress in the east.21Media