Sweden joins NATO

Stuff reports:

Hungary’s parliament voted Monday in favour of Sweden’s long-delayed bid to join Nato, clearing the final obstacle to a historic expansion of the military alliance and putting an end to an uncomfortable standoff between members.

With Budapest at last onboard, Sweden is set to become Nato’s 32nd member, possibly within the week, completing a process that began with Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine and saw Finland join last year. The addition of the two Nordic countries will bolster the alliance’s capabilities, strengthening its position in the high north and the Baltic Sea – all while sending an important message to Moscow.

Putin achieved the near impossible – he shifted Sweden from neutrality.

Sweden adopted neutrality in 1812 and it lasted for 210 years until Putin invaded Ukraine.

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