Finland and Sweden Do Not Have the ‘NATO Option’ They Think They Have,

Martin Hurt, former Estonian Ministry of Defence official

Finland and Sweden do not have a fast track to join NATO. If they apply for membership, they must be able to show they can meet NATO’s political, military, legal, resource and security preconditions, or at least have a plan to address any obvious shortfalls.

Finnish and Swedish politicians have reacted negatively to Russia’s demand that NATO should guarantee not to enlarge further, stressing that each nation has the right to determine its own security policy. Läs artikel