Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO; Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive

WASHINGTON, 04 August 2022, (TON): Ukraine said “Russia had started creating a military strike force aimed at President Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih, as NATO moved closer to the most significant expansion of the alliance in decades as it responds to the invasion of Ukraine.”

The US Senate and the Italian parliament both approved Finland and Sweden’s accession to the 30-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Under NATO membership, which must be ratified by all 30 member states, an attack on one member is an attack against all.

US President Joe Biden said “this historic vote sends an important signal of the sustained, bipartisan US commitment to NATO, and to ensuring our Alliance is prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

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