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Biden OKs NATO membership for Finland, Sweden in rebuke to Putin

Added 08-09-22 04:35:01pm EST - “President Biden on Tuesday signed the U.S.' ratification of Finland and Sweden's membership in NATO, offering what he said was "proof" that the Western alliance's "door remains open to countries in Europe," despite Russian President…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden OKs NATO membership for Finland, Sweden in rebuke to Putin”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden on Tuesday signed the U.S.’ ratification of Finland and Sweden’s membership in NATO, offering what he said was “proof” that the Western alliance’s “door remains open to countries in Europe,” despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning against further expansion. 

Mr. Putin justified his invasion of Ukraine in February in part as a rebuke to NATO, which has expanded steadily toward Russia in the decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. But instead of sowing discord in the alliance, his war is poised to add two historically neutral new members to NATO and vastly expanded the alliance’s border with Russian territory.

With Mr. Biden’s signature, the U.S. is the 23rd of 30 current NATO allies to ratify the two countries’ accession into the alliance. Mr. Biden urged the remaining member countries to sign off on Finland and Sweden’s membership “as quickly as possible.”

“Putin thought he could break us apart,” Mr. Biden said. “Instead, he’s getting exactly what he did not want.”

The Senate approved the two Nordic countries’ membership last week by an overwhelming 95-1 margin, with the sole objection coming from Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, Missouri Republican, who argued that further NATO expansion will distract the U.S. from confronting China’s rising threat.

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