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On the 12th, French President Macron told Finnish President Niinisto that he fully supports the country’s choice to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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The Elysee Palace (French Presidential Palace) said in a statement, the President has informed the Finnish President that France fully supports the sovereign option of Finland’s early accession to NATO.  Regarding of the support expressed by the President and Prime Minister of Finland for joining NATO, German Chancellor Schoerz also welcomed Finland’s accession to NATO on the same day and expressed their full support.

Finland, which shares an 800-mile (about 1,300-kilometer) border with Russia, is one step closer to joining the U.S. led military alliance.

On the 11th, President Niinisto said that if Finland decides to join NATO in order to improve its own security, Russian President Putin should “look in the mirror”.

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Speaking with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Helsinki, President Niinisto said that if Finland joins NATO, it is the result of Putin’s own actions.

Reference: 
https://gnews.org/post/p2527789/

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