Finland "Almost certainly" To apply for NATO membership: Sweden

Finland "Almost certainly" To apply for NATO membership: Sweden

Finland will almost certainly apply for NATO, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde told Swedish television on Sunday.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced both Sweden and its eastern neighbor Finland to rethink their belief that military neutrality is the best way to ensure national security.

“We know more or less that they (Finland) apply for NATO, and that changes the overall balance … we know that if one of our countries joins, tensions will increase. “There is,” Linde told public broadcaster SVT.

Asked if Finland thinks it will join NATO, Linde said:

“I think I can say that for sure.”