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Yle | Foreign Minister: Finland taking part in Nato virtual summit
"It is important for Finland and Sweden to be involved in the Nato meeting, due to the situation in the Baltic Sea region, for example," Haavisto said. "We consider it important that Nato continues its open-door policy and that we can apply for membership if we wish," Haavisto said.

Finland and Sweden are currently Nato partners, not members of the military alliance. Public support for Nato membership in Finland has been generally weak, but as the situation between Russia and Ukraine escalated, there has been increasing interest [16 Feb POLL: 43%] in joining the alliance.
"Finland will help people through humanitarian aid both inside and outside Ukraine. The government has dealt with helping those who stay and those who leave for security reasons," he said.

Several groups have called for special meetings due to the Russian invasion, including an extraordinary EU Foreign Affairs Ministers' meeting in Brussels, Belgium on Friday.

An extraordinary meeting of the OSCE was called in Poland on Thursday and in the evening Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is scheduled to attend a European Council meeting about sanctions on Russia.

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by Cat on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 01:46:48 AM EST

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