UK promises to defend Sweden, Finland, as PM Johnson signs security pledge
Euronews says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to defend Finland and Sweden if either country comes under attack.
He made the pledge during a whistle-stop tour to the two Nordic nations on Wednesday, where he met first Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at her official countryside residence; then Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki.
Sweden and Finland are currently considering whether to join NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.
This is a key week for the NATO debate, with Niinistö and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin due to announce their decisions on applying to join the military alliance on Thursday morning.
The new agreement will “fortify northern Europe’s defenses, in the face of renewed threats,” Johnson said in a statement.
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