Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto pose for photographs with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as they sign their countries’ accession protocols on Tuesday.  NATO/Handout via Reuters
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto pose for photographs with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as they sign their countries’ accession protocols on Tuesday. NATO/Handout via Reuters
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Ukraine war: Nato formally launches ratification process for Sweden, Finland membership, amid Türkiye’s veto threat

  • In wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Sweden and Finland announced their intention to drop their military non-alignment status and become part of Nato
  • Türkiye warned it could still block the process if the countries fail to meet Ankara’s demand to extradite terror suspects with links to outlawed Kurdish groups

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto pose for photographs with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as they sign their countries’ accession protocols on Tuesday.  NATO/Handout via Reuters
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto pose for photographs with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as they sign their countries’ accession protocols on Tuesday. NATO/Handout via Reuters
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