Finland Wants To Join NATO: Finland’s president and government announced on Sunday that their country was willing to join the Western military organization NATO, amid the ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine. This announcement by the Nordic country has cleared the way for the expansion of the 30-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). President Souli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the announcement at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Helsinki.
It is expected that the Parliament of Finland will support this decision in the coming days, that is, now only a formality remains. After getting approval from parliament, the Finnish government will probably submit its formal membership application to the NATO headquarters in Brussels in the next week itself. Let us tell you that Moscow has said that Finland’s entry into NATO is a threat to which it will react, although it did not say how it would react.
Finland also started efforts to become a NATO member
Apart from Sweden, Finland has also started efforts to become a member of NATO. Circumstances have changed drastically after the Russian military’s attack on Ukraine, which has forced Finland and Sweden to reconsider their neutrality policy. The people of both countries are in favor of joining NATO.
While EU members are committed to protecting each other in the event of an external attack, this pledge remains largely on paper. NATO’s capability is stronger than the EU’s policy of collective defence.
Erdogan is opposing Finland and Sweden
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is against Finland and Sweden joining NATO. Erdoan says Turkey does not support the idea of Finland and Sweden joining NATO. According to Erdoan, these Nordic countries support Kurdish fighters, whom Turkey considers terrorists.
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