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Here we go. Finland “must join NATO without delay”

We’ve been hearing rumors of this since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but as of this morning, it’s looking more and more like a done deal. The President of Finland just announced that his nation “must join NATO without delay.” There are some additional procedural steps to take care of before the application is official, but Finland’s leadership doesn’t appear to see any significant hurdles barring them from completing the application process in a matter of days. A separate report suggests that Sweden is preparing to make a similar announcement in a few days. There doesn’t seem to be any significant resistance among the NATO member nations, so the entire process could potentially happen in a couple of months. Finland shares a border of more than 800 miles with Russia, so this would put NATO literally on Russia’s doorstep on the entirety of its western flank. (NBC News)Finl …

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