Sweden will allow NATO to base troops on its soil even before it formally joins the alliance: "The preparations may consist of temporary basing of foreign equipment and personnel on Swedish territory. The decision sends a clear signal to Russia & strengthens Sweden's defence"
Blinken: We worked to support Ukraine and strengthen NATO after the war broke out
NATO secretary general says all allies agree that Ukraine will become a member of the alliance, Russia cannot veto it
Russia declares five employees of the Swedish embassy persona non grata - Russian Foreign Ministry
In Helsinki, President of Ukraine Zelensky meets with the President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto. Later today, the presidents will take part in the Nordic-Ukrainian leaders' summit, where the prime ministers of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland will also be present.
Right now, production is down for the nuclear power reactors Forsmark 1 and 2. According to press manager Josef Nylén, it is the disturbance in Svenska Kraftnät that forced the reactors to shut down
Forsmark 1 and 2 have been disconnected. Frequency dip in Stockholm at Svenska Kraftnät's "control room" shows red
Sweden expels five Russian diplomats
5 month ago
The Norwegian Joint Headquarters confirms that a Norwegian P-8 was identified by a Russian fighter over the Barents Sea yesterday: "The identification was conducted in a safe and professional manner, in accordance with the Incident at Sea agreement"
Norway declares 15 intelligence officers working at Russia's embassy in Oslo personae non gratae:
“This has been the fastest accession process in NATO’s modern history,” @jensstoltenberg says at @NATO ceremony welcoming Finland to the alliance
5 month ago
Finland joined NATO
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavasoglu hands @SecBlinken Turkey's ratification documents for Finland to join NATO. nnFinland is now in the alliance
Ukrainian Foreign Min @DmytroKuleba says Finland joining NATO, unthinkable even two years ago, shows it's time for everyone to reconsider old notions of security. He means it's time for NATO to let his country in
The Kremlin: Finland's accession to NATO will force Russia to take countermeasures to ensure its security
Finland's Prime Minister @MarinSanna of the ruling Social Democratic Party conceded defeat on Sunday in a close-fought election for parliament
The bill on the approval of Finland's NATO accession protocol was accepted at the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly
Hungarian parliament approves Finland's Nato membership
6 month ago
FM @Haavisto: Good meeting with FM Szijjarto in Brussels. He confirmed that Hungary will approve Finland's NATO bid on 27 March. Thanked him for regular discussions throughout the process
Finnish President Niinistö on Turkey's approval for NATO membership: This is very important news for all Finns. We thank you very much
Finnish President Niinistö to President Erdoğan: You are one of the very few people in the world who can talk to everyone. Maybe you are the only one doing this
6 month ago
President Erdoğan: We will continue our talks with Sweden on the basis of the alliance's principles and our approach in the fight against terrorism.
President Erdoğan: I believe that NATO will become stronger with Finland's membership and thus play an active role in maintaining global security and stability
President Erdoğan: Due to the sensitivity of eliminating our security concerns, we have decided to start the approval process of Finland's NATO accession protocol in our Parliament.
6 month ago
PM of Finland Sanna Marin is visiting Kyiv today, together with President Zelensky paid tribute to the fallen Hero of Ukraine Dmytro "Da Vinci" Kotsyubaylo
The Hungarian government has been postponing the vote for over six months. Both Orbán and the President have asked the MPs to approve the accession, but some MP's need more convincing
The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that talks with Finland and Sweden on joining NATO will resume on March 9 in Brussels
Blinken: NATO should expand and Finland and Sweden should join the alliance
Stoltenberg reiterates what he said at DefMin: "It's Turkey's decision alone." Cavusoglu says he does expect Erdogan to handle Finland's ratification separately from Sweden's. He acknowledges "positive steps" but says "Sweden's obligations have not been fully fulfilled
7 month ago
NATO chief Stoltenberg, visiting Turkey, says his position remains that both Finland and Sweden have done everything they pledged to get Ankara's approval for membership. He reiterated the line that it's more important both are ratified ASAP than whether it happens together