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EXPLAINER- Finland, Sweden on verge of applying to join NATO

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Finland and Sweden are NATO's closest partners but maintaining good ties with Russia has been an important part of their foreign policy. The two are expected to announce their intention to join within days. If Finland joins, it would double the length of the alliance's border with Russia, adding a further 1,300 kilometers (830 miles)
2 months ago·Stockholm, Sweden

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Times of India

nato: Explainer: Finland, Sweden on verge of applying to join NATO

Europe News: STOCKHOLM: Russia's invasion of Ukraine has pushed Finland and Sweden to the verge of applying for NATO membership.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Reuters

EXPLAINER- Finland, Sweden on verge of applying to join NATO

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI - Russia's invasion of Ukraine has pushed Finland and Sweden to the verge of applying for NATO membership. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Thursday that Finland - which shares a 1,300-km (810-mile) border with Russia - must apply to join NATO "without delay". "We hope that the national steps still needed to make this decision

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Global News

NATO welcoming Finland, Sweden would be a big deal. Here’s why - National | Globalnews.ca

Should Finland and Sweden apply for NATO membership, the move would have far-reaching ramifications for Northern Europe and trans-Atlantic security.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Independent

EXPLAINER: Why Finland, Sweden joining NATO will be big deal

Finland appears on the cusp of joining NATO

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Washington Times

Why Finland, Sweden joining NATO will be big deal

It’s likely to be the quickest NATO enlargement ever and one that would redraw Europe’s security map. Finnish leaders announced Thursday their belief that Finland should join the world’s biggest military organization because of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Sweden could soon follow suit.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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abc News

EXPLAINER: Why Finland, Sweden joining NATO will be big deal

Finland appears on the cusp of joining NATO

2 months ago·United States
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