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Russia warns of ‘military’ retaliation measures over Finland Nato application
Telegraph ^ | 12th May 2022 | Poppie Platt Marcus Parekh Grace Millimaci

Posted on 05/12/2022 6:36:55 AM PDT by Cronos

Russia has warned that it will have to take “military-technical” steps in response to Finland’s application to join Nato.

The foreign ministry accused the military alliance of seeking to create “another flank for the military threat to our country”.

“Helsinki should be aware of its responsibility and the consequences of such a move,” the ministry added.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “The expansion of Nato and the approach of the alliance to our borders does not make the world and our continent more stable and secure”.

When asked whether Finland’s accession to the military alliance would be considered a threat toward Russia, Peskov answered: “Definitely”.

Earlier on Thursday, Finnish leaders said they were in favour of joining Nato and a formal decision would be made this weekend.

Finland, which shares an 810 mile border and a difficult past with Russia, has gradually stepped up its cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a partner since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: beatingthefrwardrums; beatingthewardrums; china; clownworld; communism; finland; nato; natoaggression; putinsbuttboys; russia; russianaggression; sovietaggression; sweden; ukraine; ussr
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Universal male conscription is in place, under which all men serve for 165, 255, or 347 days, from the year they turn 18 until the year they turn 29. Alternative non-military service for men and voluntary service for women is available.

Finland's defence budget for 2022 equals approximately €5.8 billion. The voluntary overseas service is highly popular and troops serve around the world in UN, NATO and EU missions. With an arsenal of 700 howitzers, 700 heavy mortars and 100 multiple rocket launchers, Finland has the largest artillery capability in western Europe.

Homeland defence willingness against a superior enemy is at 76%, one of the highest rates in Europe

The Finnish military doctrine is based on the concept of total defence. The term total means that all sectors of the government and economy are involved in the defence planning. In principle, each ministry has the responsibility for planning its operations during a crisis. There are no special emergency authorities, such as the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. Instead, each authority regularly trains for crises and has been allocated a combination of normal and emergency powers it needs to keep functioning in any conceivable situation. In a war, all resources of society may be diverted to ensure the survival of the nation. The legal basis for such measures is found in the Readiness Act and in the State of Defence Act, which would come into force through a presidential decision verified by parliament in the case of a crisis

1 posted on 05/12/2022 6:36:55 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos


2 posted on 05/12/2022 6:38:58 AM PDT by Cronos
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Because Russia always did so well when they took on Finland.

These Russians would be better served by just keeping their mouths shut, and showing the world their actions.


3 posted on 05/12/2022 6:39:21 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: Cronos

...and the Fins will welcome Ivan with open arms. Heard that one before.


4 posted on 05/12/2022 6:40:59 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (Let's go Brandon)
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To: Cronos

Finland should immediately seize the land taken from them after the winter war.


5 posted on 05/12/2022 6:42:06 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Cronos

We are treating a massively armed world power as if they were some tinpot dictatorship. It’s as if the America haters have found a way to destroy both their boogie man ‘Putin’ and their most hated nation ‘the USA all in one program. Who would want to destroy both the USA and Putin? The Soros funded left is who.


6 posted on 05/12/2022 6:44:33 AM PDT by shadowlands1960 ("...some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again... " CSL)
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To: Cronos

The ghost of Simo Haya laughs.


7 posted on 05/12/2022 6:45:00 AM PDT by dynachrome (I have the eye of a tiger, the heart of a lion, and a lifetime ban from the zoo)
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Since they’re doing really good in Ukraine, they can focus on other countries.


8 posted on 05/12/2022 6:45:38 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( I make airplanes fly, what's your super power?)
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To: Vermont Lt

Vlad is going to find it hard to “take steps” from the graveyard. He is a spent force making threats at this point.


9 posted on 05/12/2022 6:45:52 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Vermont Lt

“These Russians would be better served by just keeping their mouths shut, and showing the world their actions.”

I think the bluster is so they don’t have to take actions. It’s rather like “display” behavior; a cat fluffing up, turning sideways and hissing.


10 posted on 05/12/2022 6:46:19 AM PDT by Gen.Blather (Wait! I said that out loud. Sorry.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

It’s all fun and games, until the trees start to speak in Finnish.


11 posted on 05/12/2022 6:46:21 AM PDT by Brellium (This post brought to you by St. Javelin, the worlds leading distributer of T72 parts)
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To: Vermont Lt; Cronos; ImJustAnotherOkie; Last Dakotan; dynachrome; SkyDancer; Cecily

Now the Finnish people can enjoy the fruits of NATO membership such as their male children being forced into LGBTQ propaganda and chopping their penis off while their female children can enjoy the benefits of being raped by Middle Eastern and African migrants who will replace Finland’s native population


12 posted on 05/12/2022 6:48:50 AM PDT by captain_jonas
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To: Vermont Lt

Russia actually won two wars against Finland in the last century. The second time they begged to allow them to exist as a nation and were only allowed on conditions of neutrality.


13 posted on 05/12/2022 6:49:33 AM PDT by NorseViking
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You are aware of the “boy crying wolf” story, right?

All of their bluster makes them look stupid. Especially when they cannot take over a country like Ukraine.

Now that we’ve seen how bad the spring maintenance is on Russian equipment—we can see how poorly they perform in the winter.


14 posted on 05/12/2022 6:51:35 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: captain_jonas

NATO is a defensive military alliance. Not sure how your list of undesirable social ills comes into play with that.


15 posted on 05/12/2022 6:51:57 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cronos

While in the Navy we operated with the Fins on 2 occasions. One was a massive Naval exercise named “Big Shoulders”. It happens every 18 months. The Finns are far and away the most professional foreign navy I personally had any dealings with.

Putin does not want to rattle that cage. Effing with Finland would be akin to falling into a 10 ft tall fire ant hill. They are professional, prepared, and committed.

In addition we have a longstanding mutual defense treaty with Finland. Joining NATO is a formality for Finland.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/2017-finnish-fighter-jet-landed-us-navy-aircraft-carrier-194737


16 posted on 05/12/2022 6:52:03 AM PDT by ping jockey (another day, another fruitless search for a Dodge Challenger 6.4L Hemi, Manual 6 spd, SCAT PACK. )
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To: shadowlands1960

Starting a major war to distract from the very bad inbound economic stuff (currency debasement, modern form, plus apparently all kinds of other supply chain problems) is a pretty old trick. they may well think they can end up neutering the ability of domestic opposition to matter with this.


17 posted on 05/12/2022 6:52:49 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Cronos

The Russians attack you when you’re not in NATO and they threaten to attack you when you are in NATO.

I see a pattern.


18 posted on 05/12/2022 6:52:59 AM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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Go ahead Russia. Finland will kick your ass.

Note: I am not for NATO expansion. I think the EU should have it's own military force and tell America to sod off, only after paying us back trillions for the defense we have provided them since WWII.

19 posted on 05/12/2022 6:53:04 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Scratch a leftist and you'll find a fascist )
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Yeah Vladimir Putin gives a crap about distracting from our inflation.
So much so that he launched a war and is getting his ass kicked and many many people killed.
/s


20 posted on 05/12/2022 6:54:28 AM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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