Sweden and Finland agree to submit applications to NATO at the same time as early as mid-May.

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Sweden and Finland agree to submit applications to NATO at the same time as early as mid-May.

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25 April, The Guardian reported that Sweden and Finland agreed to apply for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO together as early as mid-May.

Finland’s Iltaleti newspaper reported on Monday, April 25 that Sweden pointed to the two countries’ willingness to join on the same day and that Finland had agreed as long as the Swedish government made the decision.

newspaper section Express Son Sweden’s cited government sources as confirmation of the report and that The concurrent petitions will be made the week of May 16, to coincide with Finnish President Souli Niniste’s visit to Stockholm.

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Sweden’s prime minister Magdalena Andersson, left, and Finland’s counterpart, Sanna Marin, met in Stockholm on 13 April. Photograph: Tt News Agency/Reuters

Previously in the same month Prime Ministers of both countries said is contemplating such issues that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changed the entire security landscape of Europe. And the concept that is heavily shaped in the Nordic region?

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Finland, which shares a 1,300-kilometer border with Russia, would decide whether to join NATO as early as a few weeks or months. Even at the risk of upsetting Russia

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andershon said Sweden needed to be prepared for any action from Russia. And that everything changed when Russia attacked Ukraine.

As Russia warned If the two countries decide to forgo decades of military neutrality by joining NATO, Russia must restore its military balance. by strengthening defenses in the Baltic Sea including the use of nuclear weapons

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Ann Linde, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden said last week that A broad review of the security policy will be completed by July 13 instead of May 31 as originally planned, adding that there is a lot of pressure on Finland’s published analysis.

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The results of a recent opinion poll This suggests that 68 per cent of Finnish citizens agreed to join NATO, more than double the figure before the invasion of Ukraine. Only 12 percent disagreed, while opinion polls in Sweden indicated that Some of the majority of the Swedes were willing to join NATO.

The two countries were officially non-military. but a partner of NATO who participated in intelligence exercises and exchanges after abandoning a strict neutral stance when it joined the European Union in 1995 after the end of the Cold War.

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