Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has assured that NATO has no desire to deploy nuclear weapons or bases on Finnish territory. She said this in an interview with Corriere della Sera.
"This is not an ongoing debate, this issue is not part of the negotiations. These are national decisions. No one is going to impose nuclear weapons or permanent bases on us if we don't want them. So I don't think this issue is on the table. I don't think there is even any interest in deploying nuclear weapons or opening NATO bases in Finland," Marin said.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no problems with Sweden and Finland and that their accession to NATO does not pose a direct threat.
"But the expansion of military infrastructure on this territory will cause our response, what it will be - we will decide on the basis of what threats will be created for us," he added.