Sweden and Finland will simultaneously apply for NATO membership
The prime ministers of the two countries discussed the issue on Monday, arguing that Russia’s occupation of Ukraine had changed “Europe’s entire security landscape” and “dramatically shaped the mood in the northern region.” Defender.
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has said her country, which has a 1,300-kilometer border with Russia, will decide “whether very soon, in a few weeks, not in a few months” whether to call for an alliance. To provoke Moscow.
Her Swedish envoy, Magdalena Anderson, said Sweden should “be prepared for all sorts of Russian actions” and that “everything changed” when Moscow attacked Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly warned both countries against the move.
The Kremlin has said that if the two countries decide to abandon decades of military non-alignment by joining NATO, it will be forced to “restore military balance” by strengthening its security in the Baltic region, including maintaining nuclear weapons.