INVASIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES: One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated aims of his so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine was to stop the eastern expansion of the NATO alliance.
Now a traditionally non-aligned nation with an 830-mile-long border with Russia has been pushed into the arms of the Western alliance over fears that what has happened to Ukraine could happen to it as well.
In a highly anticipated joint statement, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced today that Finland will move ahead with plans to join NATO, with a vote in the Finnish parliament as soon as next week.
“NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defense alliance,” the Finnish