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    Sweden's possible NATO membership will have political and military consequences requiring reciprocal steps from Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ministry's spokeswoman, "a number of Swedish politicians and often visiting NATO representatives, as well as alleged security policy experts" are attempting to alter the Swedish public opinion in favor of the alliance.

    "It is clear that Sweden joining NATO would have military-political and foreign policy implications that would require reciprocal steps from the Russian side," ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters.


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