• Finland's president initiated phone call with Putin to tell him the country is applying to join NATO

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Frank Augstein/AP
    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told Russia's Vladimir Putin that Finland would seek NATO membership.
    President Niinistö initiated the call with President Putin, which took place on Saturday.
    Russia has previously warned against Finland joining NATO, threatening "retaliatory steps" .
    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö initiated a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian president that Finland will be seeking membership to join NATO. Russia has previously warned against...
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  • Finland's president to Putin: we will apply to join NATO

    Finland's president to Putin: we will apply to join NATO

    10 days ago - By WGN TV

    HELSINKI - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Saturday that the militarily non-aligned Nordic country that shares a long border and history with Russia “will decide to apply for NATO membership in the coming days”.
    Niinisto's office said in a statement that the Finnish head of state told Putin in a phone conversation how thoroughly Finland's security environment had changed after Moscow's Feb. 24 invasion on Ukraine, and pointed to Russia's demands on Finland refraining from seeking membership in NATO, the 30-member Western military alliance.
    “The...
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  • Finland's president to Putin: we will apply to join NATO

    10 days ago - By ABC News

    Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has informed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the militarily non-aligned Nordic country that shares a long border with Russia “will decide to apply for NATO membership in the coming days.”
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