Putin's war on Ukraine has prompted Finland and Sweden to join NATO.

Headlines via Reuters via IFAX and RIA, comments from the hapless Russian President:

  • I don't rule out tensions will emerge in our relations with Finland and Sweden after they decided to join NATO
  • Russia will have to answer in kind if NATO infrastructure is deployed to Finland and Sweden
  • Goals of the special military operation in Ukraine are unchanged, but there can be different tactics

  • The ultimate goal is "liberating" Donbas and getting security guarantees

putin 11 May 2022