White House: We will support Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership application

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Washington will support Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO if they apply for membership.

  • The White House: We will support the request for Finland and Sweden to join NATO, if submitted

The White House confirmed that it would support any move by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said during a press conference today, Friday: “We will support any application submitted by Finland and Sweden to join NATO, if submitted.”

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin called for Necessity to apply for NATO membership “As soon as possible”.

It has already been confirmed Senior US State Department official “The possibility of Finland and Sweden joining NATO is part of the discussions between the foreign ministers of the countries of the military alliance in Brussels.”

The land border between Russia and Finland is about 1,340 km long, and is the longest border of a country in the European Union with Russia.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said Alexander Groshko “Moscow will not stand idly by if Finland joins NATO,” stressing that its armed forces “will take all necessary measures required to ensure the legitimate interests of defense.”

Earlier, Russia warned Finland and Sweden, through bilateral channels, of the consequences of their accession to NATO, coinciding with the escalation of tension between Moscow and the alliance, against the backdrop of Russian special military operation in Ukraine.

On the 11th of last April, he stated: Kremlin That “the possible accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO will not bring stability to Europe,” stressing that “the alliance is still a prepared tool for confrontation” with Moscow.

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