According to the Finnish politician, “he does not see such a risk.” Niiniste also rejected claims that Finland had let Sweden down, as both countries constantly talked about joining the alliance at the same time. “The situation would be terribly difficult if we said ‘no’ to Ankara,” Niiniste also said.
“Finland, Sweden and Denmark are considering and discussing a direct agreement with the United States, as Norway has already done. And I think this is a big change,” the politician was quoted as saying by TASS.
Recall that in May last year, two countries applied to become members of the North Atlantic Alliance, but Turkey blocked the entry process.