“A protected Finland is born as part of a stable, strong and responsible Scandinavian region. We get security and we share it.” quotes Niinsito Helsingin Sanomat May 15th.
Journalists asked the president about his call to Russian leader Vladimir Putin with the news. According to Niinistö, the tone of the call was surprisingly calm. The Russian president assured him that nothing threatened Finland.
The Finnish parliament will discuss the decision to join NATO on Monday, 16 May. A vote on it is scheduled for Tuesday. And on Wednesday, May 18, the application can be sent.