He noted that the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO would not have implications for global security.

“But the risk of some kind of catastrophic events due to NATO approaching our borders is, of course, increasing,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

Klimov stressed that if elements of military infrastructure appear on the territory of the Scandinavian camps, "we will be forced to respond adequately."

On July 5, the permanent representatives of the NATO countries at the bloc's headquarters signed protocols on the accession of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Alliance.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin noted that Russia would be forced to respond mirror to the possible deployment of NATO military infrastructure in Finland and Sweden after the countries join the alliance.