President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland made a joint statement on Thursday morning, confirming their desire to apply for membership to NATO.
NATO claims to be a purely defensive organization.
Russia disagrees with Finland applying for membership. They share a 1,340km (833-mile) land border with Finland and see the bloc’s expansion as a threat to its national security.
Moscow warned that with membership, Helsinki will lose its status as a trusted mediator that its non-alignment stance granted it throughout much of the last century. It also said Finland’s security would be compromised rather than served by joining NATO, since Russia would have to respond to the expansion.
— TPKanslia (@TPKanslia) May 12, 2022
MEANWHILE, OTHER POLITICIANS WANT WAR
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in an opinion piece published by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper on Tuesday that they should treat the Russians the same way they treated the Nazis in World War II.
He said “deputinization” of Russia must start “immediately”, warning that the Western “soul” would be in peril otherwise.
Russian nationalism “is a cancer which is consuming not only the majority of Russian society, but also poses a deadly threat to the whole of Europe,” the prime minister added. “Therefore, it is not enough to support Ukraine in its military struggle with Russia. We must root out this monstrous new ideology entirely.”
BACK IN THE USA
American mothers can’t get baby formula, but Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine.
Marjorie Taylor Greene said last night: “$40 billion for Ukraine, but there’s no baby formula for American mothers and babies… Stop funding regime change and money laundering scams.” Here’s how Jamie Raskin responded on behalf of House Democrats, now a 100% war-crazed party pic.twitter.com/WrsolkggKg
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) May 11, 2022