Russia continues to strengthen NATO with hostility towards Ukraine

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One of many world’s most essential partnerships acquired stronger this spring when Finland formally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Group. Now the alliance is poised to get even stronger with Sweden trying more and more prone to be part of as nicely.

This diplomatic breakthrough, made doable with information that Turkey is easing its previous resistance to Sweden’s addition, comes as present NATO members have met in Lithuania for the group’s annual summit. It additionally comes as Russia continues its haphazard but devastating assault on Ukraine, and as questions on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s home standing proceed to swirl after a pseudo-military rebellion in June.

U.S. Sen. Angus King is in Lithuania this week for the summit and extolled the present power of the alliance, which shaped after World Conflict II.