Russia says concerned by Finland, Sweden moves toward closer ties with NATO

April 12, 2015 6:40 PM

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Russia says concerned by Finland, Sweden moves toward closer ties with NATO

MOSCOW/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that moves by Finland and Sweden toward closer ties with NATO were of "special concern".

The comments were published in relation to an article in the newspaper Aftenposten, where in a joint declaration, the defense ministers of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland said northern Europe must prepare for possible crises or incidents because of Russia.

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