The United States declared its readiness to ensure the security of Sweden and Finland

According to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, the US and Scandinavian military departments have been working together for many years, so “they will be able to overcome any concerns that arise”

The United States will be able to ensure the security of Finland and Sweden if these countries join in NATO. This was stated by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, broadcast by YouTube channel CBS News.

“We [the United States] are confident that we can help with any security issues that they [Finland and Sweden] have. may arise»,— she said, in response to a question about US readiness to ensure the security of potential NATO members.

According to Psaki, the military departments of the United States and the Scandinavian countries have been working together for many years, so “they will be able to overcome any concerns that arise,” even in the period before the official entry into the alliance.

After the start of a military special operation in Ukraine, the governments of Sweden and Finland again started talking about the possibility of countries joining NATO. So, in mid-April, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, citing sources in the ruling party, reported that Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson plans to apply in early June. In turn, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin said that Helsinki would resolve the issue of joining NATO within nine weeks.

Today, Sweden and Finland have the status of states— NATO partners. 30 countries are members of the bloc, including Denmark and Norway.

Read on RBC Pro Pro Chinese Twitch: where advertisers' clients will flow on streams How it is to open a business in China Instructions Pro Taxi king or search engine: how the future of Yandex is seen Problems faced by Russians who bought gold barsNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said earlier that the alliance would be able to quickly accept Finland and Sweden if requested from them. At the same time, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic promised to veto the accession of the Scandinavian countries to the North Atlantic Alliance. According to him, consent from Croatia on this issue is impossible until “the British and Germans force the Bosnian authorities to change the electoral law and give the Croats basic rights.”

The Kremlin assured that Moscow would not considers the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO as an existential threat to itself. “We will have to make our western flank more and more sophisticated in terms of our security,” noted at the same time the representative of the President Dmitry Peskov. Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO threatens with “the most undesirable consequences.”

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