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Sweden to apply for NATO membership: PM Magdalena Andersson

Sweden will apply for membership in NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression.

Published: 16th May 2022 07:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2022 07:04 PM   |  A+A-

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson . (Photo | AP)

By AFP

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.



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