NATO border with Russia to be doubled
“As a member of NATO, Finland will strengthen the entire defense alliance,” he said. Finland should apply for NATO membership without any delay. “We expect that necessary action to bring this decision to an end will be completed at the earliest in the coming days,” the statement said. If Finland joins NATO, the NATO border with Russia will more than double.
The desire to join NATO became fatal for Ukraine
Putin opposes this changing security equation in Europe. Last year, Ukraine also expressed its desire to join NATO, which resulted in a war after a long tension. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the public in Finland and Sweden came overnight in support of NATO membership. Both countries have been close allies of NATO for the past three decades, despite official non-alignment.
Sweden-Finland will strengthen NATO
On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said there would have been no war if Ukraine had been part of NATO before the war. Unlike Ukraine, Georgia and Herzegovina, Finland and Sweden are expected to join the alliance relatively quickly after the formal application. Sweden has the strongest air force in Europe. If Sweden and Finland join NATO, it will dramatically strengthen NATO’s presence in the Baltic region.