Finland to join Nato as Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine backfires

Finland took a landmark decision on Thursday to apply to join Nato in a further sign of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine backfiring spectacularly.The Russian president ordered his troops into Ukraine amid claims it could join Nato and pose a risk to Russia.But his invasion has sparked a major shake-up of Europe’s security architecture, with Finland now moving to join Nato, and Sweden expected to follow suit.Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said in a joint statement that their country should submit an application to join the military alliance.

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