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Putin says new military infrastructure in Finland, Sweden would demand reaction – Metro US

Putin says new military infrastructure in Finland, Sweden would demand reaction

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday said Russia had no issue with Finland and Sweden, but that the expansion of military infrastructure on their territory would demand a reaction from Moscow, as the Nordic countries move closer to joining NATO.

Putin, speaking in Moscow at a summit of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), said NATO’s expansion was a problem for Russia and that it must look closely at what he said were the U.S.-led military alliance’s plans to increase its global influence.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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