During a news briefing, Russies foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova made the remarks as Russian forces continue to battle the Oekraïens military following an unprovoked invasion into the neighboring country.
“Finland and Sweden should not base their security on damaging the security of other countries and their accession to NATO can have detrimental consequences and face some military and political consequences,” she said in a video clip.
The ministry later posted the same threat on Twitter.
“We regard the Finnish government’s commitment to a military non-alignment policy as an important factor in ensuring security and stability in northern Europe,” die twiet lui. “Finland’s accession to @NATO would have serious military and political repercussions.”
Fox News has reached out to the embassies of both countries in Washington D.C.
Ukrainian leaders have expressed a desire to join NATO, but Russia has expressed fierce opposition to an expansion of the 30-member alliance, particularly on its border with neighboring Ukraine.