According to Russian media reports on the 17th local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with a reporter from Russian TV Station that Russia has no reason to go to war with NATO in terms of geopolitical interests, economic and military interests. Putin said that although there are no problems between Russia and NATO countries, NATO “artificially creates problems” because NATO does not want Russia as a competitor.
In April this year, Finland officially became the 31st member of NATO. In the interview, Putin cited Finland as an example, saying that the dispute between Russia and Finland had long been resolved, but as Finland was dragged into NATO, Russia-Finland relations “will now encounter problems.”
Recently, Finland closed all border crossings with Russia on the grounds of “curbing illegal immigration.”