Finland has finally joined NATO, regardless of Russia. Announcing this, President Souli Niinisto said that our aim is not to enmity with anyone. Let us tell you that Finland and Sweden had talked about joining NATO after the Ukrainian government did not back down in the war with Russia.
Indeed, Russia’s attack on Ukraine has broken an old belief in both Finland and Sweden that the best way to avoid confrontation with the mighty neighbor is to stay out of any military organization. In this sequence, on Wednesday, Finland’s President Souli Niinisto made a big announcement and announced to join NATO. An official announcement is yet to be made by Sweden.
Finnish President Niinisto said in his announcement that he did not intend to take hostility from any other country. This is a historic step for the Nordic country, as Finland had taken a neutral stance since its defeat at the hands of Russia in World War II.