- Russia Has No Hostile Intentions Toward Finland, Sweden - Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko
Russia Has No Hostile Intentions Toward Finland, Sweden - Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko
Russia harbors no hostile intentions against Finland or Sweden, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Saturday
"All this fits into the all-too-common 'search for an enemy', which entails, in practical political (and) military sense, a demonization of Russia, assigning to (Russia) hostile intentions against some countries, while Russia absolutely cannot be suspected of such intentions" the diplomat said.
"It is well known that Finland and Sweden were among those states that most actively advocated the prohibition and total destruction of the world's nuclear weapons. But the alliance has declared itself nuclear, saying it will remain nuclear as long as there are nuclear weapons in the world. These countries will participate in the NATO Nuclear Planning Group," Grushko told reporters.