14 May 2022

Putin warns Finland against joining Nato

President Putin has warned Finland that relations between the two countries will be “negatively affected” if Finland goes ahead with its application to join Nato.

The Finnish president told him that is exactly what they intend to do after Moscow’s decision to invade Ukraine had “fundamentally” changed the security situation.

Sweden is on the verge of following suit and foreign ministers from both countries are at an informal Nato meeting in Berlin.