The New York Times writes about this with reference to the director of defense policy at the Ministry of Defense of Finland, Janna Kuusela.

"Joining NATO is expensive, supporting Ukraine is expensive, and there is no end in sight in sight," he said.

The newspaper says that bringing the Finnish army in line with the requirements of the North Atlantic Alliance will require complex and costly decisions from the Finnish authorities.

In August, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the North Atlantic Alliance could deploy weapons in Finland capable of hitting critical targets in the northwestern regions of Russia.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that Russia is taking adequate steps in connection with the entry of new countries into NATO.