Finland Foreign Minister: We Are Not Negotiating About NATO Membership

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto. Flickr  

Newsweek: Amid Russian-Ukrainian Tensions, Neighbor Finland Reaffirms NATO Stance 

Despite rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine over NATO, neighboring Finland will continue not to pursue membership in the organization. 

The confirmation came from Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on Friday during a media teleconference. 

Haavisto also told reporters that although understanding tension between Ukraine and Russia are high, he hopes that Finland does not end up getting caught in the middle.

“Finland does not discuss with NATO joining it, nor does Finland have such a project upcoming,” Haavisto said. 

“Finland’s security policy remains unchanged.”  

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Update: Finland not negotiating about NATO membership, foreign minister says (Reuters)  

WNU Editor: The Finnish – Russian border is peaceful right now. Joining NATO will change the security nature of the region, and it will certainly mean an increase in the presence of both NATO and Russian forces along the border. The status quo is working right now, and it is clear that the Finnish government has made the decision to not change it.

Author: Anchorman

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