NATO will not provide Russia with guarantees of non-deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of Sweden and Finland in case they join the North Atlantic Alliance. This is reported by the publication RTS, referring to a statement by Camille Grant, Assistant Secretary General of the military-political bloc.
According to the diplomat, the Alliance does not plan to impose any restrictive measures on the deployment of a nuclear arsenal in these countries.
“Every state has the freedom in the nuclear field to accept or not to accept weapons,” Gran said.
In addition, the Assistant Secretary General noted that at the moment NATO is trying to resolve the differences that have arisen with Turkey. Ankara opposed the entry of Sweden and Finland into the military-political bloc because of the countries’ support for groups recognized as terrorist by the Turkish authorities.