Finland’s permanent representative to NATO in Brussels is likely to apply to join the alliance on Wednesday 18 May. Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told the newspaper about this Aftonbladet. Mr. Pekka will lead the delegation at the talks with NATO.
Finland and Sweden announced their desire to join NATO against the background of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, which began on February 24. The day before, on May 14, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the republic would make a decision on membership in the alliance in the coming days.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claims that the majority of the population of his country opposes the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO. He explained this by the fact that countries openly support the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian offshoot, the People’s Self-Defense Forces (YES), while Ankara considers it a terrorist organization. On May 14, Mr. Cavusoglu met with colleagues from Finland and Sweden in Berlin. Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said that “NATO’s open door policy was discussed.
On Finland’s entry into NATO – in the material “Kommersant” “Driven into NATO.”
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