Finlandia y Suecia solicitarán ingreso a la OTAN
May 12, 2022 - Se espera que Finlandia anuncie su solicitud de integración a la OTAN, en una medida que en algunos días habrá de imitar Suecia, según informes periodisticos.
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden have been considering applying for NATO membership, which would mark a major policy shift for the Nordic region.
Russia, with which Finland shares a 1,340-km border and a pre-1945 history of conflict, has warned it will deploy nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles in its Baltic coast enclave of Kaliningrad if Finland and Sweden decide to join the U.S.-led NATO alliance.
Finland and Sweden are militarily non-aligned but Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted increasing public support to become members of the Western defensive alliance.
- Explainer: Finland, Sweden weigh up pros and cons of NATO membership (Reuters)
- Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12, says Iltalehti newspaper (Reuters)
- Finland, Sweden expect rapid domestic debate on NATO membership (DW)
- Ukraine War: Finland to decide on Nato membership in weeks says PM Marin (BBC)