SWEDEN WALKS ON RUSSIA BY TAKING GIANT MOVE TO BE PART OF NATO

SWEDEN WALKS ON RUSSIA BY TAKING GIANT MOVE TO BE PART OF NATO

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May 16, 2022 0

SWEDEN WALKS ON RUSSIA BY TAKING GIANT MOVE TO BE PART OF NATO

weden will apply for membership in NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Monday, reversing two centuries of military non-alignment.

“The government has decided to inform NATO that Sweden wants to become a member of the alliance,” Andersson told reporters a day after neighboring Finland made a similar announcement.

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“We are leaving one era and beginning another” she said, adding that Sweden’s NATO ambassador would “shortly” inform NATO.

Sweden and Finland have both expressed a desire to act in lockstep on NATO membership and submit their applications jointly.

“We expect it shouldn’t take more than a year” for the alliance’s 30 members to unanimously ratify Sweden’s membership application, Andersson said.

The announcement was expected after her Social Democratic party on Sunday backed membership, in a dramatic turnaround after having opposed the idea since the birth of the Western military alliance.

A broad majority in Sweden’s parliament is in favor of membership

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