Named Russia's response to the possible entry of Finland into NATO

Columnist Anton Lavrov: bases of NATO countries can be located in Finland

The main danger for Russia in the planned accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO lies in the possibility of deploying bases and military infrastructure of other member states of the alliance on the territory of the latter two countries, writes Izvestia military observer Anton Lavrov.

The author named a possible response of Russia to such an expansion of NATO.

In his opinion, radar surveillance of Finnish airspace will become more closely, air defense (air defense) radar networks will be improved, it is possible that S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile systems (ZRS) will appear faster near St. Petersburg and Murmansk.

“As an asymmetric response, the creation and deployment of a new generation of long-range precision weapons will most likely be funded,” the observer admits, suggesting a possible adjustment in the deployment of Russian aircraft.

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The observer is sure that “the choice of a specific variant of the military-technical response in Russia will be dealt with after the exact intentions of Finland and Sweden become known.”

In April, Lavrov admitted that in the future Ukraine could have missiles with a range of hundreds of kilometers.

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