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Putin discusses Finland and Sweden’s NATO plans with Security Council – RIA – Metro US

Putin discusses Finland and Sweden’s NATO plans with Security Council – RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits an educational centre in Sochi
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits an educational centre in Sochi

(Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed Finland’s and Sweden’s potential NATO membership with his Security Council, the RIA news agency reported.

The Kremlin said on Thursday that Finland’s indications that it planned to join the U.S.-led military bloc were a hostile move that posed a threat to Russia’s security, and pledged to respond.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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