Regarding the visit of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Sweden and Finland, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that the Kremlin is closely watching everything that may affect the formation of NATO near the borders of Russia.
Reuters news agency reports.
It discusses security issues
Johnson is visiting Norway’s neighbors to discuss the war in Ukraine and security cooperation in Europe, according to the NTB.
The Swedish government said in a press release that the British Prime Minister will meet with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at Harpsund Palace on Wednesday.
Aftonbladet He wrote before the visit that the leaders would also sign an agreement on increasing defense and security cooperation between Sweden and the UK, without formal confirmation of this.
We support the democratic right of all countries to decide issues such as NATO membership. We understand the position of Sweden and Finland, which is why the Prime Minister will discuss these cross-cutting security issues, a spokesman for Johnson said before the visit.
Sweden and Finland are expected to make a decision on whether to apply to join the military alliance within the month.
Johnson himself said Wednesday afternoon that he had agreed to new agreements with Sweden and Finland to strengthen European security, and promised to support the armed forces of both countries if they were attacked.
“We are consistent and clear in our support for both Sweden and Finland, and the signing of these security declarations is a symbol of the eternal guarantee between our two countries,” he said.
– He added that this is not a temporary solution, but a long-term commitment to military relations and global stability.
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