Turkey’s unstated goals in blocking Sweden and Finland

Press play to listen to this article Despite tough talk from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey is likely to ultimately greenlight NATO membership for Finland and Sweden. The military alliance will just have to pay a price first. Ankara has raised objections to the two Nordic countries’ bids to join NATO, blocking the organization from … Read more

Ukraine steelworks troops surrender as Russian soldier says sorry

US President Joe Biden receives Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at the White House Russia said Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered this week at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, showing some emerging on crutches after a desperate battle that has become emblematic of the nearly three-month-old war. … Read more

Biden meets Sweden, Finland leaders to talk NATO, Russia

President Joe Biden has welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House to discuss the application of the long-neutral countries to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine By ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN Associated Press 19 May 2022, 14:59 • 4 min read Share to … Read more

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as Red Cross registers hundreds as prisoners of war

Updated 8 minutes ago THE RUSSIAN MILITARY has said that more Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered, bringing the total who have left their stronghold to 1,730, while the Red Cross said it had registered hundreds of them as prisoners of war. The International Committee of the Red Cross … Read more

Will Help Sweden, Finland If Attacked Before NATO Entry: Poland

Any membership bid must be unanimously approved by NATO’s 30 members. Poland will assist Sweden and Finland, should they be attacked before obtaining NATO membership, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday. “I consider the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO as an important signal of strengthening security in Europe,” he said during a … Read more

Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership

NATO SECRETARY GENERAL Jens Stoltenberg said that Finland and Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, in a move driven by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine. “I warmly welcome the requests by Finland and Sweden to join Nato. You are our closest partners,” Stoltenberg said after receiving application letters … Read more

Finland and Sweden officially apply to join NATO

Brussels — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Finland and Sweden have formally applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, a move driven by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine. “I warmly welcome the requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. You are our closest partners,” Stoltenberg told reporters after a … Read more

Sweden, Finland submit applications to join NATO

Sweden and Finland on Wednesday formally applied to join NATO at the military alliance’s headquarters in Brussels. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gave a short address alongside the Swedish and Finnish ambassadors to NATO, Axel Wernhoff and Klaus Korhonen. “I warmly welcome requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO,” Stoltenberg said. “You are our closest partners, and … Read more

Finland seeks NATO membership as Russia wages war in Ukraine

Finland seeks NATO membership as Russia wages war in Ukraine – CBS News Watch CBS News One of Russia’s closest neighbors, Finland, has officially launched its bid to join NATO with Sweden also announcing its intent to join. Finland shares over 800 miles of border with Russia, and despite repeated threats from Russia, Finland is … Read more

Finland and Sweden move to brink of NATO membership

HELSINKI/BRUSSELS — Against the backdrop of the Russian war in Ukraine, Sweden and Finland are jointly setting course for NATO membership. On Wednesday, the Nordic countries plan to submit their applications to intergovernmental military alliance. Russia down played the consequences of the two countries possibly joining NATO on Tuesday. “Finland, Sweden and other neutral countries … Read more