Mike Pompeo denounces Putin for his allegations on Finland and Sweden

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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade” on Saturday to react to Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson signaling her intention to apply for NATO membership.

Mike Pompeo: I think Vladimir Putin can now see that NATO is real and serious, but I think he always knew it posed no offensive threat to him. His assertion that somehow NATO poses a risk to the Russian people is foolishness. This is his excuse to attack what he did here in Ukraine today. Thus, Sweden and Finland pose no risk to Russia, to Vladimir Putin or to the Russian people. And we should welcome them. I think they can see that being in the middle of the dough, being in a place like Ukraine was where it wasn’t clear whether the guarantees that were made under the 1994 commitments, the memorandum of Budapest, whether they would be true or not. I think both of these countries can see that they are better off being with this powerful entity.



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