The President of Finland declared that the United States was not involved in the decision to join NATO

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö

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Washington did not put pressure on Helsinki on the issue of membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö made such a statement at a press conference. It was held in the Finnish capital on Sunday, May 15.

Niinistö explained that he had often spoken with US President Joe Biden in recent months. The United States has provided Finland with all security guarantees, reports TASS.

“I thanked President Biden for his subtle approach. They were careful not to push us into NATO. I have no doubt that the United States supports us,” the Finnish president summed up.

The US has previously stated that Washington will be able to support Helsinki, if it is needed before the country joins the North Atlantic Alliance. Today, Finland has officially decided to apply for NATO membership.

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