There is a very real danger in allowing Vladimir Putin to get whatever he wants. Namely, that the Russia dictator will just continue to do as he pleases until someone actually steps up to stop him.
Without intervention, Russia will do as she pleases, and there is evidence that Putin won’t be stopping at Ukraine. Just this week, as tanks were still battering the city of Kyiv, the Russian Federation threatened Finland with military action.
Russia threatened “military and political consequences” against Finland and Sweden on Friday if they attempted to join NATO.Advertisement - story continues below
Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned against other countries attempting to join NATO after Russia started a war with Ukraine Thursday.
“Finland and Sweden should not base their security on damaging the security of other countries and their accession to NATO can have detrimental consequences and face some military and political consequences,” Zakharova said in a viral clip of a press conference.
And then, in case anyone missed the belligerent gibberish:
The ministry later posted the same threat on its Twitter. Finland and Sweden have given significant military and humanitarian support to Ukraine since Russia invaded.
US President Joe Biden’s tepid response to Ukraine’s cries for help have been received poorly both at home and abroad.