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Finnish leaders announce backing for NATO membership

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The dramatic move by Finland was announced by President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin. It means that Finland is virtually certain to seek NATO membership. Neighboring Sweden is expected to decide on joining NATO in coming days. The Kremlin has warned of "military and political repercussions" if Sweden and Finland decide to join NATO.
3 months ago·H K I, Finland

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Times of India

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.

3 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Ukraine latest news: Finland leaders announce intention to join Nato

The president and PM say the country must apply to join the defence alliance "without delay", after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

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

3 months ago·India
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Reuters

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.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Finland must apply to join Nato without delay, say president and PM

Sauli Niinistö and Sanna Marin make call after support in country for move trebles since Ukraine war

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

Finland's leaders support NATO membership, Sweden expected to follow suit | CBC News

Finland's president and prime minister say they're in favour of applying for NATO membership, paving the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia's war in Ukraine.

3 months ago·Canada
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