Finland must apply for NATO membership "without delay", Finnish leaders say
Finland, which shares a 1,300 km (810 mile) border and a difficult past with Russia, has gradually stepped up its cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a partner since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
Finnish President, PM in Favour of Joining NATO 'Without Delay'
NATO membership would strengthen Finland's security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defence alliance, President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said in a joint statement
Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay, Finnish President and PM say
Finland should submit an application to join the NATO military alliance, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said in a joint statement on Thursday, a major policy shift triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.