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Putin discusses Finland and Sweden's NATO plans with Security Council - RIA

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Talent and Success Foundation's supervisory board held via a video link at the Sirius educational centre for gifted children in Sochi, Russia May 11, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed Finland's and Sweden's potential NATO membership with his Security Council, the RIA news agency reported.

The Kremlin said on Thursday that Finland's indications that it planned to join the U.S.-led military bloc were a hostile move that posed a threat to Russia's security, and pledged to respond.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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