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Information Box: Finland and Sweden, prospects for NATO membership

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Finland had indicated it would prefer a solution that would see the two Nordic unaligned states jump together into NATO. Sweden has decided to examine a range of security-related options, including deepening Nordic defense cooperation. Finland expected to reach a decision on joining NATO before the Alliance's two-day summit meeting slated to commence in Madrid on June 29.
4 months ago·Stockholm, Sweden

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Information Box: Finland and Sweden, prospects for NATO membership

[STOCKHOLM 13th Reuters] - Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, applications for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of both Finland and Sweden have finally become more realistic. Together, we are poised to abandon the decades-long belief that not openly choosing a camp to belong to is the best way to maintain peace. The possibility that Finland and Sweden, which border Russia for 1300 kilometers, will join NATO is expect…

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Daily Express

What happens if Finland and Sweden join NATO? Russia warns alliance of expansion plans

NATO looks likely to expand its territory in northern Europe with the additions of Finland and Sweden. But what would exactly happen if the Nordic neighbours joined the military alliance?

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Washington Times

Furious Russia warns Sweden, Finland over potential NATO bid

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vowed that Russia will beef up its military forces along its western borders if Sweden and Finland join the NATO alliance. It would mean increasing the number of ground troops and air defense systems in the region along with deploying “substantial” naval forces in the Gulf of Finland.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Evening Standard

Russia warns Nato over Sweden and Finland membership

Russia will deploy nuclear weapons in the Baltic region if Finland and Sweden join Nato, one of Vladimir Putin’s most senior allies has warned.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Mercury

Russia warns Sweden, Finland over joining NATO

One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest allies warned NATO on Thursday that if Sweden and Finland joined the U.S.-led military alliance then Russia would deploy nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles in an exclave in the heart of Europe. Ilan Rubens reports.

4 months ago·Hobart, Australia
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CNS News

Russia Warns Sweden, Finland on Joining NATO: Nobody Wants ‘Nukes a Stone’s Throw From Their House’

As Finland and Sweden consider applying to join NATO in the coming months, Moscow is warning that abandoning their longstanding neutrality will attract a Russian response, including the deployment of nuclear weapons in their neighborhood.

4 months ago·United States
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