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Are Finland and Sweden going from neutral to Nato?

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Posted: 11/05/22 - 13:36
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Finland and Sweden could apply for Nato membership within days - a monumental shift for two nations with a long history of wartime neutrality and staying out of military alliances.

Russia strongly opposes the two states joining and uses the expansion of the West's defensive military alliance as a pretext for its war in Ukraine.

If they do, it will end over 200 years of Swedish non-alignment. Finland adopted neutrality following a bitter defeat by the Soviet Union during World War Two.

Finnish public support for joining Nato was for years at around 20-25%. But since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it has shot up to a record high of 76%, according to the latest opinion poll. In Sweden, 57% of the population want to join, again far higher than before the war.

I Call True: I was going to call BULL on this but those polling statistics seem to point towards them being pushed into joining by Putins current actions.

I mean IF Russia decided to invade them they would have zero chance of stopping them BUT surely this will play into Putins political hands and make NATO a target for their aggressive expansion towards Russian borders?

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And NATO will certainly lap up another two countries right on Russia's doorstep too.
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https://www.letscallbull.com/story/boris-warns-sweden-and-finland-must-be-free-to-join-nato-without---fear-of-retaliation---as-he-delivers-stark-message-to-putin-on-visit-to-the-countries-to-sign-historic-security-pacts-33502
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Hold on didn't I just comment on this a minute ago? Lol
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If I were in either of those countries I would be wanting some sort of assurance that we were not next to be facing the Bear alone