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Russia warns Finland against NATO border base 

The mayor of Lappeenranta, a small Finnish city close to the border with Russia, would put his township in Russia’s sights by hosting a NATO military base, the speaker of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, said on Monday. Volodin was commenting on a story published by Finnish media about a border …

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Turkey reaches NATO deal with Finland and Sweden

Turkey will support inviting Finland and Sweden into NATO at the alliance’s upcoming summit in Spain, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto announced on Tuesday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. The three countries signed a memorandum of understanding at the meeting, …

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NATO chief ‘cannot guarantee’ membership for Finland and Sweden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said it’s uncertain whether the military alliance will be able to overcome Turkey’s opposition to membership for Finland and Sweden. The two Nordic nations applied to join the US-led bloc in May, voicing concerns over their security amid Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. NATO …

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Finland won’t join NATO without Sweden – president

Finland will not join the US-led NATO bloc without Sweden should the latter run into an impasse on its ascension path, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has said. The official made the remarks during a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Helsinki on Sunday. “I say that …

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Finland compares joining NATO to ‘purgatory’

The opposition from Turkey has turned the process of joining NATO into “purgatory” for Finland, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto complained on Wednesday.  With bids by Finland and neighboring Sweden stalled for two weeks now, Haavisto expressed hope that an announcement on the enlargement of the US-led military bloc could …

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Finland to deploy F-35 fighter jets near Santa Claus village

Finland will deploy the first batch of new US-made F-35 fighter jets to the country’s northernmost region, Lapland, when Helsinki receives the aircraft in four years’ time, the country’s air force has revealed. On Friday, Brigadier General Juha-Pekka Keränen, the Nordic country’s air force commander, said that the “F-35 fleet …

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Finland joining NATO is ‘natural step’ – EU official

Helsinki was always going to join NATO eventually, since it has become closely intertwined with the West over the years, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen – who hails from Finland – told Germany’s RND media group on Monday. The Nordic nation had maintained a neutral status since the …

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By moving to trash their relations with Russia, Sweden and Finland’s leaders are taking their people down a dangerous road

Sweden and Finland have broken their status of neutrality and are seeking NATO membership in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. It’s the latest sign that entire countries are falling for the media’s anti-Russia spiel. After years of relatively calm relations with Moscow, Stockholm and Helsinki have cast their neutrality aside …

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Russia halts gas supplies to Finland

Russia has halted natural gas deliveries to Finland after state energy wholesaler Gasum failed to make a required payment in rubles, the Finnish gas system operator Gasgrid Finland said on Saturday.  “Gas imports through Imatra entry point have been stopped,” the statement read. Gasum also confirmed on Saturday that the deliveries had stopped. Earlier …

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