For Russia, the introduction of Finland and Sweden to NATO will create a difficult martial law in the Baltic Sea.
The entire Baltic Sea coast will then be surrounded by NATO. The Russian Federation would only control short lanes around the Russian Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg, said the head of the Committee on US AF Staff Mark Millie, Reuters reports.
“From the point of view of Russia, it will be very problematic for them in military plan, and it is very profitable for NATO. The Baltic Sea is extremely important strategically, it is one of the largest maritime routes in the world,” he said during a visit to Stockholm on June 4.
Sweden Prime Minister Magdalen Anderson called Millie’s arrival a demonstration of those assurances that President Joe Biden expressed her and Finnish President Sauli Niniste in May.
Biden then said that it supports NATO’s accession.