Sweden to apply for NATO membership: PM Magdalena Andersson
Sweden will apply for membership in NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression.
STOCKHOLM (Sweden): Sweden will apply for membership in NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Monday in a historic reversal of the country's decades-long military non-alignment.
"The government has decided to inform NATO that Sweden wants to become a member of the alliance. Sweden's NATO ambassador will shortly inform NATO," Andersson told reporters a day after neighbouring Finland made a similar announcement.