Russian ‘Preemptive Strike’ Not Likely ‘Before Finland Is Formally Within NATO’: Gen. Petraeus
Published Date: 5/13/2022
Source: MSNBC
Former CIA Director General David Petraeus joins Andrea Mitchell to assess whether Finland joining NATO will provoke Russian escalation. “It will be provocative. The question is what real options does Russia have? The last thing they need is to open up another military front. They can't even deal with the one fully that they've established with the invasion of Ukraine.” He says “they’re going to cut off the electricity that Russia flows into Finland,” but “I don't think you're going to see some kind of preemptive strike before Finland is formally within NATO.” » Subscribe to MSNBC: MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, The ReidOut, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: Find MSNBC on Facebook: Follow MSNBC on Twitter: Follow MSNBC on Instagram: #DavidPetraeus #Russia #Finland