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Finland to apply 'without delay' for NATO membership
Finland should submit an application to join the Nato membership or the Nato military alliance, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said in a joint statement on Thursday, May 12th.
"Finland must apply for Nato membership without delay," Niinisto and Marin said.
This is a major policy shift triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Finland, which shares a 1,300 km (810 miles) border and a difficult past with Russia, has previously remained outside the alliance.
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