Recently, Finland and Sweden have already formally expressed their wish to join NATO. This displeased Russia, which had warned the Scandinavian countries against such a move. The country’s former president, Dmitry Medvedev, suggested that Russia might respond by stationing a nuclear arsenal in the Baltic Sea region, possibly in the Kaliningrad district.
Videos have also surfaced on the Internet showing Russian military units near the Russian-Finnish border. Information boards showing the route to Helsinki can be seen in the photos.
?? Ukraine wanted to join NATO – Russia started to gather troops at our borders and than attacked us.
?? Finland said they want to join NATO. And we already see some russian military forces coming to the border via Vyborg city. pic.twitter.com/G1TWMUERZ9
— Stas Klymenko ?? (@StasKlymenko) April 12, 2022
The Finns have decided to give as good as they get. With a bit of humour, they released a video showing tractors instead of military machines at the Russian border. Thus, they followed up on the actions of Ukrainian farmers who fought the occupier and procured the equipment they had left:
Haha… Po informacji, że #Russia ściąga wojsko do granicy z ?? Finlandią Finowie opublikowali film z traktorami jadącymi do granicy z Rosją. Świat reaguje adekwatnie do poziomu sowieckiej mentalności.#Finland #Finns #SlavaUkraïni#StandWithUkraine️pic.twitter.com/A8YQHtgHxm
— Dorota Malicka ?? (@RubyTuesday828) April 16, 2022