Aljazeera says RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has condemned NATO’s “imperial ambitions”, accusing the military alliance of seeking to assert its “supremacy” through the Ukraine conflict.
Euronews says FINLAND AND SWEDEN have struck a deal with Turkey that sees Ankara drop its objections to the two Nordic countries joining NATO.
The Metro says one of Putin’s top propagandists has said World War Three has begun and Russia will now ‘demilitarise’ Nato.
The Independent says Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has poured cold water on Sweden and Finland’s “historic” announcements that they will to apply to join Nato.
The Independent says Sweden is set to follow Finland in applying to join Nato after the country’s ruling Social Democrats party announced on Sunday it was dropping its long-standing opposition to membership of the bloc.
Finland on high alert after Putin issues threat Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Finnish counterpart that joining Nato and abandoning Finland’s neutral status
The Metro says Russia’s ambassador to the EU has said there will be a ‘military and technical’ response to Finland joining NATO.
The Guardian says Finland is expected to announce its intention to join Nato on Thursday with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials have said.
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The Daily Express says NATO alliance: Sweden and Finland held secret talks with Stoltenburg to guarantee backing
France24 says French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Wednesday backed closer ties between NATO and Russia, adding that if she won the presidency Paris would once again leave the military command of the US-led alliance.
Finland will make a decision on whether to apply for NATO membership in “weeks rather than months”, its prime minister has said. Prime Minister Sanna
The Guardian says Sweden’s ruling party has begun debating whether the country should join Nato, and neighbouring Finland expects to reach a decision within weeks.
Euronews says Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats have begun an internal debate about joining NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Sweden to debate on joining NATO as pressure rises on EU nations to isolate Russia. Sweden’s ruling party begins an internal debate on joining NATO
On his final day in Europe, President Joe Biden on Saturday sought to reassure Poland’s president that the US would defend it against any attacks
VOA says there will be a Western military response if Russia uses chemical weapons in Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday.
The Metro says a top Russian diplomat said Moscow retains the right to use nuclear weapons if it is ‘provoked’ by Nato.
The Guardian says the UK will double the number of missiles it sends to Ukraine and urge western allies to step up provisions of lethal aid to the country, as the Russian invasion turns into a prolonged war of attrition.
The Independent says Russia will be at “war with Nato” if it bombs any of the military alliance’s territory, Sajid Javid has warned.
It’s now the 11th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which was launched by President Vladimir Putin on February 24 Russian troops headed for Hydro-plant
The Independent says Western ministers will hold crisis talks as Vladimir Putin steps up his assault on Ukraine’s cities.
The Metro says Ukraine is under heavy attack by Russian forces after Vladimir Putin finally gave the order for his invasion to begin.
France24 says the US has warned the UN it has information that Russia has lists of Ukrainians “to be killed or sent to camps”.
The Guardian says Russia is continuing to send troops to what is now the biggest concentration of forces in Europe since the cold war.
The Metro says Nato crunch talks over Ukraine and Russia as bid to avoid war continues – tensions in the region rest on a knife-edge.
The Guardian says Majorities across Europe think Russia will invade Ukraine in 2022 and believe both Nato and the EU should stand by Kyiv, according to poll.
Euronews says Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the US had ignored Russia’s demands that NATO not expand eastward.
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