Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Thursday that Helsinki is opposed to NATO deploying nuclear weapons or establishing bases inside Finland if it joins the military alliance.
Marin said she didn’t think there was much interest in NATO for nuclear deployments or permanent bases inside Finland. “Nor do I think there is any interest in deploying nuclear weapons or opening NATO bases in Finland,” she said.
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has also said Sweden doesn’t plan on hosting NATO nuclear weapons or bases.
While the US, Britain, and France are the only NATO members with their own nuclear stockpiles, US nuclear weapons are deployed in other NATO states under a nuclear-sharing agreement. Under the agreement, there are US nuclear weapons in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Moscow will respond to the expansion of NATO military infrastructure inside Sweden or Finland. While the two nations have no interest in nuclear weapons or bases, NATO could still send troops and other military equipment to the countries on a rotational basis.
Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday, but Turkey blocked the alliance from holding talks on their membership. Ankara is opposed to the Nordic countries joining due to their alleged support for the PKK and the export controls they imposed on Turkey. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Thursday that he’s working on getting Turkey to change its position.
24 thoughts on “Finland Says It Won’t Host Nuclear Weapons or NATO Bases”
Guess what, Finland and Sweden, Scott Ritter warned you, you don’t have a choice in the matter. If you are a member of NATO you have will have to spend a whole lot of money and have NATO Troops on your territory.
Hard to see what the reason for applying for membership was, then….
Finland is obviously expected to pay for the false “protection” one way or another. Not only in buying overpriced obsolete US junk but participating with Canon fodder in wars against the poor and defenceless South and eventually by having US bases along the border no matter what, also NATO’s nuclear fleet will stay in their ports “not confirming our denying” having nukes, some 100km from St. Petersburg.
Finland just signed under to become ukrainized.
Yes but Sweden will probably end up in a Civil War with some 3 million imported Muslim migrants before that, it has already started.
“….NATO could still send troops and other military equipment to the countries on a rotational basis….”
this is just another name for establishing military bases of NATO in Finland and Sweden. We all already know that. there’s no such thing as rotational basis, that always becomes permanent bases/forces…. and with ‘war games’ (what a euphemism!)….. stationed right on Russia’s border
Russia simply won’t tolerate after a certain point. not any more.
And to think that either of these two nations won’t eventually host nuclear weapons or “ABM” so-called defensive systems (like Poland and Romania) which can be changed to offensive systems in a very short period of time, well that’s just delusional.
in fact, the US and nato heads in Belgium will slowly but surely be in control of the swedish and finnish security systems, then a good part of their political life and then their economies. That’s how these things go. you know, they call it mission creep.
Yes, the ABM platforms are the deal breaker. Plus Finland would be breaking its neutrality and friendship treaty with Russia by this unilateral withdrawal and thereby forfeiting credibility.
Bravo, nailed it!
New Prime Ministers can be installed. Color revolutions incited.
I’m just happy to know that our Swedish Meatballs will be not be in any danger!
How does she feel about going to war for Estonia?
Pretty good I guess, as long as the rest of NATO is willing to go to war for Finland!
This nonsense is likely for domestic audiences … perhaps the natives in Finland and Sweden are getting restless and wondering what the hell their elites are signing them up for?
Do the people of Finland and Sweden understand that once they are in NATO there is no legal way out? It is “til death does us part”.
Too funny. So, Finland and Sweden want to join the alliance, so that the US is committed to protecting them….as long as they don’t have to do anything in return. And, because the USA is run by ignorant children, we think this is a diplomatic coup for us!!
As if it is theirs to decide….!
Any country joining NATO will be put under enormous pressure from the Americans to host NATO bases and Nukes , the Americans don`t give a rats ass about European countries , all they are interested in is bring down the Russian Government and installing a pro US government , Russia is the ultimate prize for the Americans with it`s vast natural resources , they came close with Boris Yeltsin but Putin came along and spoiled the party.
They will fight Russians to the last European!
German Ambassador to the US Emily Haber said that a strategy of interdependence when engaging Russia has now been “pulverized” by the invasion of Ukraine and resulting fallout.
When asked whether “Germany fundamentally misread Vladimir Putin” in past years, here’s how Haber responded:
“It is true that for many decades our strategy rested on the fundamental assumption … that interdependence would produce stability, predictability, and to some extent of a time, even alignment. It was, if you will, our experience with regard to the GDR [the former East Germany] and with reunification and even with regard with the implosion of the Soviet Empire. We now do see that interdependence can actually also produce vulnerability. So this assumption, in effect, has been pulverized.”
Well, better late than never.
And good for you that you ditched Nordstrean 2!
Just like NATO won’t expand further eastward. Sorry, no credibility.
What a liar!!
Finland Says It Won’t Host Nuclear Weapons or NATO Bases
Funny that …
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