Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has signalled Russia will tolerate Finland and Sweden becoming a member of NATO.

The Kremlin would reply if the alliance put in army bases or tools in both nation.

The Russian president stated on Monday that the proposed Nato enlargement posed “no direct menace for Russia”, including that he had “no issues” with both Finland or Sweden.

Putin warned that “increasing army infrastructure on to this territory would provoke a response from us

On Monday Swedish prime minister Magdalena Andersson formally introduced her nation’s membership bid.

Sweden has repeatedly stated it doesn't need Nato army bases on its soil or to host nuclear missiles.

Jacob Wallenberg, Sweden’s main industrialist, grew to become essentially the most distinguished enterprise determine to come back out in favor of membership.

Kristersson stated the Nato utility was because of the “spectacular miscalculation” of Putin’s February invasion of Ukraine.

We'll do what we are able to make sure a fast course of in order that Norway can ratify Finland and Sweden in a short time as Nato members,