Moscow threatens to respond if NATO moves nukes any closer to its borders

Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko did not lay out any specific actions his country would take during an interview with the Russian news agency Interfax Saturday, but said it would operate in a way that ensures its own safety.

It will be necessary to respondby taking adequate precautionary measures that would ensure the viability of deterrence,” Grushko said, 路透社报道.

布鲁塞尔, BELGIUM - 一月 12: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Of Russia, Alexander Grushko attends the NATO-Russia Council at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, 在一月 12, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

布鲁塞尔, BELGIUM – 一月 12: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Of Russia, Alexander Grushko attends the NATO-Russia Council at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, 在一月 12, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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The Russian foreign minister also said he did not see a reason for Finland and 瑞典 to join NATO, of which both countries have sought membership since Russia invaded 乌克兰 在二月. 24.

布鲁塞尔, BELGIUM - 一月 12: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Of Russia, Alexander Grushko attends the NATO-Russia Council at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, 在一月 12, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

布鲁塞尔, BELGIUM – 一月 12: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Of Russia, Alexander Grushko attends the NATO-Russia Council at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, 在一月 12, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Finland and Sweden are seeking an expedited membership application process, to bolster their own military preparedness should Russia’s war extend to other parts of Europe.

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Grushko said there were no “真实” reasons for the Nordic countries to join NATO and that Moscow has no particular hostilities towards those countries, 路透社 已报告.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law legislation that could punish journalists with up to 15 years in prison for reporting so-called "假" news about his military invasion of Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law legislation that could punish journalists with up to 15 years in prison for reporting so-called “假” news about his military invasion of Ukraine. (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool)

Russia has consistently defended its own invasion of Ukraine as a “特别军事行动” 至 “俄罗斯总统弗拉基米尔·普京强调他希望” the Donbas region, which neighbors Russia, where it previously recognized the independence of two 乌克兰母亲在俄罗斯入侵中捕捉到抵抗和韧性的精神 地区, Donetsk and Luhansk.

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