It is Russia’s fault that NATO is expanding eastwards, Erna Solberg (H) said on Thursday. Norway must support Finland in the time before they are formally incorporated into the Alliance, she stated.
“It is obvious that Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine is the direct reason why Finland now wants to join NATO. NATO is now expanding eastwards due to Russia’s own actions,” Conservative Party (H) leader Erna Solberg told NTB.
It is very important that the time between Finland’s application and formal incorporation into the Alliance is as short as possible, she added.
“Norway must participate in the necessary security arrangements for Finland during this period.”
Solberg says it is positive that Finland wants to join the Alliance. She believes the decision will make Nordic defense cooperation even closer.
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