Russia threatens to retaliate as Finland seeks NATO membership ‘without delay’

Finland said on Thursday it would apply to join NATO “without delay”, with Sweden expected to follow, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine looked set to bring about the very expansion of the Western military alliance that Vladimir Putin aimed to prevent. The decision by the two Nordic countries to abandon the neutrality they maintained throughout the Cold War would be one of the biggest shifts … Continue reading Russia threatens to retaliate as Finland seeks NATO membership ‘without delay’