Tentara AS tiba di Bandara Rzeszow-Jasionka, Jasionka, Polandia, 8 Februari 2022. Foto / REUTERS / Patryk Ogorzalek / Agencja Wyborcza.pl
The statement was made by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
On Sunday, Finland and Sweden officially announced their intention to join NATO, despite many warnings from Russia.
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Moscow, which views NATO’s expansion as a direct threat to its own security, has previously vowed to take adequate action in response.
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In an interview with the BBC recorded on Friday and broadcast on Sunday, Kirby said Russia’s warnings were “clearly worrying.”
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“But it’s not up to Russia to decide whether Finland and Sweden become NATO allies, it’s up to the Finnish people and the Swedish people,” the US military spokesman said.