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Finland's Leaders In Favor Of Applying For NATO Membership


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Kremlin
Joint Expeditionary Force
the United Nations
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European Union
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Sauli Niinisto
Sanna Marin
Dmitry Peskov
Vladimir Putin
Kaja Kallas
Boris Johnson
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Pekka Haavisto
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Ann Linde
Mette Frederiksen
Jens Stoltenberg
Cook
Jan M. Olsen


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British
Nordic
Finnish
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Finns
Russians
Swedish
Danish
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the United States
West Germany
Turkey
Greece
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the Cold War

Positivity     40.00%   
   Negativity   60.00%
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Summary

After Moscow launched its attack on Ukraine, public support in the two countries started to quickly shift toward membership in NATO, first in Finland and a bit later in Sweden.The latest opinion poll conducted by Finnish public broadcaster YLE showed earlier this week that 76% of Finns are in favor of joining NATO, a big change from earlier years when only 20-30% of respondents favored such military alignment.Speaking to European Union lawmakers Thursday as Niinisto’s and Marin’s announcement was made, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said that “the war started by Russia jeopardizes the security and stability of the whole of Europe.”Haavisto said that Russia’s unpredictable behavior is a serious concern for Finland, notably Moscow’s readiness to wage “high-risk operations” that could lead to many casualties, including among Russians themselves.Should Finland become a NATO member, it would mean the biggest change in the Nordic country’s defense and security policy since World War II when it fought two lost wars against the Soviet Union.

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