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'Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay,' says country's president and prime minister

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Finland's leaders are set to announce their positions on whether the country should join the NATO military alliance. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin are expected to release statements at 9:00 CEST.Marin has said the invasion of Ukraine had "changed everything" in terms of security for Finland, which shares a 1,340-kilometre border with Russia.Neighbour Sweden is also expected to announce whether it will ask to join NATO, too.The governing Social Democratic parties in both countries are set to present their positions this weekend.

Coming out in favour of joining would be a historic development for either nation: Sweden has avoided military alliances for more than 200 years, while Finland adopted neutrality after being defeated by the Soviet Union in World War II. 

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