Alexei Zhuravlyov, vice-chairman of Russia’s defense committee and chairman of the nationalist Rogina party, has warned that Finland has announced its intention to join NATO and that Sweden will soon follow suit. Independent.
If Finland wants to join this bloc, then our goal is perfectly legitimate – to question the existence of this state. That makes sense
Alexei Zhuravlyov said in an interview with Rosyya 1 state TV. “If the United States threatens our state, that’s good: here you have Sarmat (better known as Satan 2), and you will become an atomic ash if you think Russia shouldn’t exist. And Finland says it agrees with the US. Well, line up, ”the vice-chairman of the defense committee added.
Russia tested its new intercontinental missile, Sarmatia, also known as Satan 2, last month. According to their announcement, the missile, which can reach both Europe and the United States, will be put into service by the fall. The Sarmat is capable of carrying several nuclear warheads at the same time and has a range of 11,000 kilometers.
Asked if Russia would now put its nuclear weapons back on its common border with Finland, he said: “Why? It is not needed ”.
We can also attack the Sarmatian from Siberia and even reach the United Kingdom from there. And if we’re attacking from Kaliningrad … the reach of the hypersonic missile is 200 seconds – so go, guys.
Alexei Zhuravlyev explained.
We will not have strategic weapons on the Finnish border, but a missile with Kindz, one that will reach Finland in 20 but even 10 seconds.
Regarding Finland’s intention to join NATO, Russia has repeatedly warned that it will take “retaliatory steps” of a military and other nature to prevent this.
According to the politician, the Finns are not afraid that Russia will attack them. However, he believes the Americans will sooner or later force them into war, as will Ukraine. He added that Americans are also trying to force Poland and Romania to do so, and “it seems to be a success.”
In the interview, he also said that Finland is being provoked by the United States and the United Kingdom to join NATO. He believes NATO’s first target in the war with Russia could be St. Petersburg, the birthplace of Russian President Vladimir Putin, adding that the United States will do everything in its power to make World War III happen.
Russia’s RAO Nordic Oy suspended power to Finland from zero on 14 May. According to the official version, the stop of electricity exports is being stopped because there were problems with payment. The Finnish national grid operator, Fingrid, said there were no electricity supply problems, as electricity from Russia accounted for about 10 percent of Finland’s total consumption.
(Cover image: Russian Defense Ministry / Reuters)