The PM from Finland stepped outside her lane when she made that statement back in Jan regarding not joining NATO. The PM of Finland only handles domestic issues. The President handles the military, treaties, declarations of war(has to be approved by parliament), and all other foreign affairs. The President gently told her to shut the fuck up and stay in her lane when she made that statement about not joining NATO during her term. The President of Finland and Finland already work very closely with NATO and he’s not as on the fence about joining like she is. He’s dealt with Putin extensively and recently and has publicly stated Putin’s demeanor and character has changed for the worse recently.Public discussion now of Finland considering joining NATO, which will further enrage Putin - the Russian ministry response was rather quick to threaten any such move.
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Russia threatens ‘military and political consequences’ if Finland, Sweden try joining NATORussia threatened “military and political consequences” against Finland and Sweden on Friday if they attempted to join NATO.Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned against othe…thehill.com
This is the same PM, that just last month, was quoted saying that Finland would be "very unlikely" to seek NATO membership, now saying Finland is "ready to apply... if the issue of national security becomes acute". Moscow was quick to escalate the issue with threats.
The Fins despise Russia.