The military denied the transfer of equipment from the Leningrad region to the border of Finland

Military equipment does not follow from the Vyborgsky district of the Leningrad region to the Russian-Finnish border, and Iskanders are not deployed in that zone, the ZVO said. Earlier, VChK-OGPU wrote about the equipment on the road to Vyborg.

Russian Iskander missile systems or other military equipment do not follow in the direction of Finland, RIA Novosti reported. in the press service of the Western Military District.

“In the Vyborgsky district of the Leningrad region, no troops are moving towards Finland,” — said the press office. They added that the Iskander missile systems not in the composition of military equipment, which is deployed in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad region.

May 16, the Telegram channel “VChK-OGPU”; wrote that on the road towards Vyborg, Iskanders were noticed; and military equipment.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the Western Military District.

Finland made the official decision to join NATO the day before, on 15 May. Prior to this, President Sauli Niinistö held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, during which he informed him of his intentions to join the alliance. The President of Russia in a conversation called Helsinki's rejection of the traditional policy of neutrality a mistake. Niinistö described the conversation with Putin as cold-blooded, noting that the Russian colleague accepted the information calmly and did not repeat the “threats of his subordinates.”

On May 16, Putin said that the entry of Finland, as well as Sweden, into the North Atlantic Alliance is a problem that is created artificially, but the expansion of NATO through them does not pose a threat to Moscow. At the same time, he warned that the expansion of the military infrastructure of the alliance would cause a response from Russia.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has previously stated that Moscow will not accept NATO expansion to the north of Europe, and the general level of military tension will increase. The department believes that the entry of Finland and Sweden into the alliance will not strengthen their security, and Russia will take measures for its security, depending on what consequences the expansion entails. So, if NATO decides to bring nuclear forces and infrastructure closer to the borders, Moscow will take adequate precautions, the Foreign Ministry explained.

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