Sweden and Finland applied for Nato membership in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which has repeatedly warned both against joining the alliance. Photo: AFP
Sweden and Finland applied for Nato membership in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which has repeatedly warned both against joining the alliance. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Ukraine war: with eye on Russia, US Senate backs Finland and Sweden’s Nato bid

  • Lawmakers voted 95 to 1 to support the move, which would be the most significant expansion of the alliance since the 1990s
  • The accession must be ratified by the parliaments of all 30 Nato members before Finland and Sweden can be protected by its defence clause.

Sweden and Finland applied for Nato membership in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which has repeatedly warned both against joining the alliance. Photo: AFP
Sweden and Finland applied for Nato membership in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which has repeatedly warned both against joining the alliance. Photo: AFP
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