Russian-led CSTO alliance meets in Moscow - DW News.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that any expansion of military infrastructure on the territory of Sweden and Finland, should they end up joining the NATO alliance, would require a reaction from Moscow.

He was speaking at a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) — an alliance of former Soviet states — in Moscow on Monday.

The Russian president said, however, that the inclusion of the two Nordic states into NATO would otherwise not pose any problems for Russia.

Helsinki and Stockholm have both signaled interest in joining the alliance after decades of maintaining neutrality.

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