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Sweden, Finland to jointly submit applications to become NATO members Wednesday

  • Finland, which was invaded by the then Soviet Union in 1939 - the same year when Germany's invasion of Poland started the Second World War, shares a 1,300-km border with Russia. Sweden shares a maritime boundary with Russia.
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (R) and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (L) hold a joint news conference in Stockholm, Sweden May 17, 2022. (TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS)
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (R) and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (L) hold a joint news conference in Stockholm, Sweden May 17, 2022. (TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS)
Updated on May 17, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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Putin says ‘no problem’ with Finland, Sweden's NATO bid, but there’s a warning

  • Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party approved the country's NATO bid on Sunday. It was followed by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson's announcement earlier in the day about Sweden's intent to join the military alliance, thereby making it official.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) summit at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 16, 2022. (Sputnik/Sergei Guneev/Pool via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) summit at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 16, 2022. (Sputnik/Sergei Guneev/Pool via REUTERS)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:39 PM IST
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Sweden to apply for NATO membership

  • "The government has decided to inform NATO that Sweden wants to become a member of the alliance," Andersson told reporters a day after neighbouring Finland made a similar announcement.
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, right, and the Moderate Party's leader Ulf Kristersson give a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP)
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, right, and the Moderate Party's leader Ulf Kristersson give a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP)
Updated on May 16, 2022 07:35 PM IST
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‘Won’t simply put up with…': Russia’s warning amid NATO’s Nordic expansion

  • Earlier, member of Russian Parliament's lower house ‘Duma’ and an ally of President Vladimir Putin, Aleksey Zhuravlyov, launched a nuclear attack warning on Finland and the UK, saying it can turn the two countries into ashes in seconds.
Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov. (Photo by MAXIM SHEMETOV/POOL/AFP)
Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov. (Photo by MAXIM SHEMETOV/POOL/AFP)
Updated on May 16, 2022 11:54 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Evening brief: Sri Lanka PM resigns after violent clashes in Colombo

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A Sri Lankan man reacts to tear gas as he walks past the vandalized site of anti-government protests outside president's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 9, 2022.. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
A Sri Lankan man reacts to tear gas as he walks past the vandalized site of anti-government protests outside president's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 9, 2022.. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Published on May 09, 2022 04:53 PM IST
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