“Finland should apply for NATO membership without delay,” Niinsto and Marin said. Decision broken by eight decades of non-alignment
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President of finland, Souli Niinisto and the Prime Minister, Social Democrat Sanna Marin, this Thursday pledged their support for the Nordic country’s entry into NATO in a historic decision that broke with non-alignment for more than eight decades.
Finland, which shares a border of 1,300 km and a difficult past with russia, Russia has gradually intensified its cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a partner since its annexation of Crimea in 2014.
But until Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Nordic countries had refrained from joining To maintain friendly relations with its eastern neighbour.
“Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay,” Niinisto and Marin said in a joint statement. “We hope that the national steps that are needed to take this decision will be taken quickly in the coming days,” he said.
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