Russia 'moves heavy military equipment towards Finnish border'

Russia ‘moves heavy military equipment including missile systems towards Finnish border after warning Finland not to join NATO

  • Russian heavy weapons systems ‘seen moving towards the Finnish border
  • Two Russian coastal defence missile system ‘filmed driving past sign to Helsinki
  • Finnish prime minister has said country may apply to join NATO by summer
  • Kremlin has reacted negatively, saying NATO is ‘geared towards confrontation
  • Opinion polls have put 84% of Finns as viewing Russia as a military threat
  • Sweden is also debating abandoning neutrality to join NATO
  • Russian heavy weapons including missile systems have been seen moving towards the border with 芬兰, hours after 俄国 warned its northern neighbour against joining NATO.

    An unconfirmed video uploaded last night appears to show two Russian coastal defence missile systems moving along a road on the Russian side of the border that leads to Helsinki.

    The missile systems are thought to be the K-300P Bastion-P mobile coastal defence system, designed to take out surface ships up to and including aircraft carrier battle groups.

    The Russian deployment comes as Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said she expects her government ‘will end the discussion before midsummeron whether to apply for NATO membership.

    Recent opinions polls by a Finnish market research company put 84% of Finns as viewing Russia as a ‘significant military threat’, 由 25% on last year.

    作为回应, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov euphemistically warned the move would ‘not improvethe security situation in Europe, and Moscow lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov added more bluntly it would mean ‘the destruction of the country’.

    ‘We have repeatedly said that the alliance remains a tool geared towards confrontation and its further expansion will not bring stability to the European continent,’ 佩斯科夫说.








    An unconfirmed video uploaded last night appears to show two Russian coastal defence missile systems moving along a road on the Russian side of the border that leads to Helsinki

    An unconfirmed video uploaded last night appears to show two Russian coastal defence missile systems moving along a road on the Russian side of the border that leads to Helsinki

    The Russian deployment comes as Finland and Sweden debate the merits of joining the NATO military alliance in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

    The Russian deployment comes as Finland and Sweden debate the merits of joining the NATO military alliance in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    The video clearly shows road signs leading to the Finnish capital of Helsinki. 芬兰, currently neutral, 命运的怀孕是情绪的过山车 830 mile long border with Russia

    The video clearly shows road signs leading to the Finnish capital of Helsinki. 芬兰, currently neutral, 命运的怀孕是情绪的过山车 830 mile long border with Russia

    克里姆林宫发言人德米特里佩斯科夫 (左图, 与普京) told reporters yesterday that the possible accession of Sweden and Finland to the NATO military alliance would not improve the situation in Europe

    克里姆林宫发言人德米特里佩斯科夫 (左图, 与普京) told reporters yesterday that the possible accession of Sweden and Finland to the NATO military alliance would not improve the situation in Europe

    Yesterday NATO announced two multinational naval groups of sixteen ships led by the Royal Netherlands Navy will be patrolling the Baltic Sea coasts of members such as Poland and Estonia to ‘maintain a credible and capable defensive capability’.

    芬兰, along with neighbouring Sweden, 历史上一直避免加入北约, 尽管与西方紧密结盟, 为了不激怒俄罗斯.

    但是这个斯堪的纳维亚国家共享一个 830 与俄罗斯接壤一英里长的边界,并因普京入侵乌克兰而感到不安, 曾被苏联入侵过一次 1939.

    与此同时, 瑞典执政党昨天正式开始讨论是否有可能发起入党申请, 此举将标志着数十年来一直保持军事中立的斯堪的纳维亚王国的政策角色完全逆转.

    Party secretary Tobias Baudin told local media that the NATO review should be complete within the next few months.

    ‘When Russia invaded Ukraine, Sweden’s security position changed fundamentally,’ the party said in a statement.

    A current map of Nato membership in Europe. Sweden and Finland have historically avoided membership in order to not provoke Russia, but the Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed their calculus

    A current map of Nato membership in Europe. Sweden and Finland have historically avoided membership in order to not provoke Russia, but the Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed their calculus

    芬兰总理桑娜·马林 (以上) 表示芬兰将在仲夏之前决定是否申请加入北约, 激怒克里姆林宫,称此举“不会改善欧洲的安全局势”

    芬兰总理桑娜·马林 (以上) 表示芬兰将在仲夏之前决定是否申请加入北约, angering the Kremlin which said the move ‘would not improve the security situation in Europe

    在瑞典, 执政的中左翼社会民主党历来反对加入北约,但乌克兰长达六周多的冲突重新引发了斯堪的纳维亚王国的辩论. 添加了红色区域, 由瑞典首相马格达莱娜·安德森领导 (与欧盟委员会主席乌尔苏拉·冯德莱恩合影), 据说今天开始讨论加入北约的可能性

    在瑞典, 执政的中左翼社会民主党历来反对加入北约,但乌克兰长达六周多的冲突重新引发了斯堪的纳维亚王国的辩论. 添加了红色区域, 由瑞典首相马格达莱娜·安德森领导 (与欧盟委员会主席乌尔苏拉·冯德莱恩合影), 据说今天开始讨论加入北约的可能性

    在瑞典, 执政的中左翼社会民主党历来反对加入北约,但乌克兰长达六周多的冲突重新引发了斯堪的纳维亚王国的辩论.

    A policy reversal for the party, which ruled for an uninterrupted 40 years between the 1930s and 1970s, would be historic and could pave the way for Sweden to apply to join NATO.

    添加了红色区域, 由瑞典首相马格达莱娜·安德森领导, 据说今天开始讨论加入北约的可能性, with the issue expected to be a central to parliamentary elections scheduled for September 11.

    Sweden is officially non-aligned militarily, although it is a NATO partner and abandoned its position of strict neutrality after the end of the Cold War.

    Having initially stressed that non-alignment had ‘served Sweden’s interests well,’ Andersson recently conceded that she was ready to discuss the policy and in late March said she ‘did not rule outa bid to join NATO.

    Mr Peskov made clear that Russia would have to ‘rebalance the situationwith its own measures were Sweden and Finland to join Nato.

    The spiral of escalation has seen both countries increase their defence spending, with Helsinki announcing plans to spend £11 on drones and Stockholm adding another £243 million to their military budget.