Should Finland and Sweden become members of NATO, the Alliance will gain a stronger Russian presence along its borders.

This was stated today by the chairman of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, quoted by TASS.

"NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reports that Russia will receive more NATO near its borders.

It is too early for him to rejoice.

He did not study geography at school.

If Finland and Sweden join the NATO bloc, there will be more Russia along its borders, Volodin wrote in the Telegram today.

Putin: Sweden and Finland to join NATO, we have no problem with them

On Tuesday, Stoltenberg said that the forthcoming accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is a signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the door to the Alliance for New Countries will remain open, reminds BTA.