Ukraine Invasion Changes Finland's NATO Deba…

Finish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Thursday said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will change the debate around NATO membership within her country.

“Finland is not currently facing an immediate military threat, but it is also now clear that the debate on NATO membership in Finland will change,” Marin said, YLE News reported.

Finland has been debating for months whether the country should apply for NATO membership, with Marin saying it would require broad support for the country to move forward with an application.


I was speculating about that just last night. Should the Finns depend on their position of neutrality to protect them from Putin, like Ukraine depended on it’s nuclear disarmament agreement, where Russia guaranteed Ukraine’s territorial integrity? Of should the Finns apply for NATO membership. Probably a good idea for the Finns to have a referendum on that, before Putin consolidates his position in Ukraine, and turns his sights to his next target.