Reports from the Daily Mail claim that an unconfirmed video posted Monday night shows Russian coastal defense missile systems operating on the Russian side of the border leading to Helsinki.
The missile system is the K-300P Bastion-P mobile coastal defense system, designed to take out surface ships, such as aircraft carrier battle groups.
Daily Mail reports that Russia’s deployment of defense equipment comes as Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin says her government plans to apply for NATO membership by mid-summer. The process will be completed first.
According to recent opinion polls conducted by a Finnish market research firm, 84 percent of Finnish people view Russia as a serious military threat. The number of people participating in the survey increased by 25 percent.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that the move would not improve security in Europe, while Russian MP Vladimir Dzhbarov said bluntly that it would lead to the destruction of the country.
We have repeatedly pointed out that the alliance remains a tool in the direction of confrontation, and that any further expansion will not result in stability on the European continent.