Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto has formally introduced the nation will apply to affix NATO.
A proper membership utility from Finland is anticipated to be submitted to NATO headquarters in Brussels subsequent week.
The transfer is prompted by safety fears over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The nation shares a border with Russia that stretches over 1,300 kilometres.
Russian President Vladimir Putin not too long ago warned Mr Niinisto that abandoning Finland’s conventional coverage of navy neutrality to affix NATO could be an “error”, in line with an announcement from the Kremlin.