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Russia may cut off gas supplies to Finland as NATO seeks alliance
... geopolitics and is the latest to have threats from Russia. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden announced they would consider joining NATO to strengthen their security over concerns of instability in Europe. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Thursday that Finland should begin the NATO application process without delay. NATO membership would strengthen Finland's security. As a member of NATO , Finland would strengthen the entire defense alliance,...
Updated: 05/12/2022
Finland, Sweden to join NATO without delay
On May 11, 2022, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto addresses a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. On May 11, 2022, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto addresses a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. FRANK AUGSTEIN POOL HELSINKI Finland ...
Updated: 05/12/2022
Finnish President says not against anyone if country joins NATO
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Wednesday that he would not be against anyone if the Nordic country joined NATO despite Russia warnings against the membership. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Wednesday that he would not be against anyone if the Nordic country ...
Updated: 05/11/2022
Britain pledges to defend Sweden against possible attack
... security assurance outside Stockholm on Wednesday. Sweden and Finland are considering joining NATO following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Johnson is expected to make a similar defense commitment to Finland, where he will meet President Sauli Niinisto . Sweden and Finland prepared simultaneous applications for NATO membership in April 2022 from the archives. Nordic neighbors Sweden and Finland take important steps toward a potential NATO membership in the near future in April 2022. Johnson ...
Updated: 05/11/2022
Finland and Sweden may join NATO
... points under discussion: The coming days are crucial. On May 12, Finland will apply for NATO membership, according to the newspaper Iltalehti, citing anonymous Finnish government sources. Iltalehti reported that it would come in two steps. President Sauli Niinisto would first announce his approval for Finland to join, followed by parliamentary groups giving their approval for the application. There would not be a plenary vote in Parliament but parliamentary group leaders who expressed their groups' decisions....
Updated: 05/04/2022
Finnish government submits report to parliament on changes to NATO policy
... that the report won't lead to a parliamentary vote, only a communication, despite the fact that it will be the basis for a discussion on NATO in the coming weeks. The issue will be referred back to the government and the president. Finland's President Sauli Niinisto reacts to talks with Britain's prime minister at 10 Downing Street, London, on March 15, 2022, following a meeting of the leaders of the Joint Expeditionary Force JEF , a coalition of 10 states focused on security in northern Europe. MATT DUNHAM ...
Updated: 04/14/2022
Russia and U.S. face off in Ukraine tensions
... against its own forces has been the focus of U.S. efforts to hem in Russia for several months. The U.S. has not provided specific details on those claims. Sullivan told CNN that they were putting forward intelligence to stop a war. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, a key link between Moscow and the West, told The New York Times in an interview that he had noticed a recent change in Putin. Niinisto, who spoke with Putin recently, said his state of mind, the deciding, decisiveness is clearly different....
Updated: 02/14/2022
Finnian leader says it would be hard for Russia to join NATO
... history with Russia and the Soviet Union , including clashing with them during World War Two, but has decided to cooperate with the Western Security Alliance instead of joining it. On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden called Finland 's President Sauli Niinisto to speak with him for a second time in a month to discuss the importance of Finland 's close defense partnership with the United States and NATO Biden's office wrote in a statement. Marin was tight-lipped about the discussions but said she ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
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