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30 NATO allies have signed the protocol to make Sweden, Finland members. Now the membership request of both the countries has been sent to the coalition capitals for legislative approval. This action was taken as part of an effort to strategically isolate Russia after the attack on Ukraine. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said this is a historic moment for Finland, Sweden and NATO.
However, despite the agreement in the alliance, Turkey may still stifle the final inclusion of these two countries. Behind this is the warning of Turkish leader Rajab Tayyip Erdogan, in which he spoke of the denial of approval of the agreement by the Turkish parliament. This is an obstacle for Sweden-Finland as finalizing their inclusion in NATO would require formal approval from all 30 countries.
Both countries will not be able to vote now
The signing of the protocol means more space for Sweden and Finland in the NATO camp. As close partners, they have already attended some of the alliance meetings. Both countries can now participate in all ambassadorial meetings as official invitees. But they will not have the right to vote.
After leaving Luhansk, Ukrainian forces took up a new front in Donysk
Ukrainian troops withdrew from the city after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in the months-long Battle of Luhansk. After this, he has taken a front on other important fronts in Donesk. Ukraine does not want to lose it under any circumstances. For this he has put all his strength here. After the loss of Luhansk, the Ukrainian army is now preparing a new defensive strategy for Donesk. On the other hand, Putin has ordered the capture of military bases in Donsk.
Russian air raids everywhere
Nina, who took refuge in the Dnipro refugee camp after saving her life from Russian attacks, said that there are traces of Russian airstrikes everywhere in the city. There is nothing left here. This city has become the worst face of the world. There is no distribution center left here on humanitarian grounds. Everything is over. People’s houses here have now turned into ruins.