The Kremlin reacts to Finland's application to NATO: Definitely a threat to Russia
Russia has reacted to the news that Finland will apply to join the NATO Military Alliance.
A Kremlin spokesman said in a statement that membership was a threat to Russia.
"Finland has joined the unfriendly steps taken by Russia against the EU, which was a matter of regret and a reason for a symmetrical response," Peskov said.
Peskov added that everyone wants to avoid a direct clash between Russia and NATO, and that NATO enlargement will not make the world or Europe more stable.