War in Donbass
"I'm tempted to say that we should thank (Russian President Vladimir) Putin because he was able to accelerate something that he claimed he was trying to prevent." This was stated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the occasion of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the upcoming accession of Finland to NATO today.
Finland joined the NATO military alliance Tuesday, dealing a major blow to Russia with a historic realignment of the continent triggered by Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
With the handing over of documents, the Nordic nation officially entered the world's biggest security alliance, doubling its border with Russia.