Turkey is forcing Finland and Sweden to keep knocking on NATO’s door a bit longer despite other allies’ eagerness to let them in. Teri Schultz takes a look at how the accession process may now unfold.
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has voiced confidence that the alliance will move to admit Sweden and Finland swiftly. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s declaration suggests that the two Nordic countries’ path to membership could be anything but smooth.
A Russian army helicopter violated Finland’s airspace on Wednesday, the Finnish defence ministry said, as the country mulls a potential NATO membership bid, which it hopes would be speedy.
The Nordic Prime Ministers strongly condemned the “unlawful and unprovoked aggression” against Ukraine by Russian Forces, the joint statement of the 2nd India-Nordic Summit said on Wednesday.