Russia Warns Deploying Nukes in the Baltic if Sweden and Finland Join NATO

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According to Reuters, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, warned that if Sweden and Finland joined NATO then Russia would deploy nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles in an exclave in the heart of Europe. Medvedev said he hopes Finland and Sweden would see sense, or else live with nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles close to home. “There can be no more talk of any nuclear–free status for the Baltic – the balance must be restored,” said Medvedev.