Current State Of International Affair – How Will Russia Respond To NATO Bids By Finland & Sweden?
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Russian president Vladimir Putin is welcoming leaders of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation in Moscow. Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko is one of the presidents joining the military alliance meeting at the Kremlin. The summit is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty. Members of the CSTO include Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Tensions between Russia and NATO nations are currently growing. In a historic shift away from neutrality, both Finland and Sweden have taken steps towards joining NATO. Both countries want to bolster their security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NATO member Turkey has voiced reservations about the nordic countries joining the alliance – and there are fears that it may veto the decision. Russia for its part called it a grave mistake. DW spoke with Tütti Tuppurainen, the Finnish Minister for European Affairs, in the video published on May 16, 2022, “‘We will not let Russia intimidate us’: Finland trades neutrality for NATO|DW News“, below:
In a historic shift away from neutrality, both Finland and Sweden have taken steps towards joining NATO. The move is prompted by concern for their own security, in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There’s one problem though: NATO member Turkey could use its veto power to block the expansion, in the video published on May 16, 2022, “What’s behind the Finland-Sweden NATO bids & Turkey’s veto threat|DW News“, below:
Never did it happen during the Cold War. All these years later, #Russia‘s border with #NATO is about to double. #Finland stays unmoved by threats out of the Kremlin. Same with neighboring Sweden, so concerned with Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine that it is ready to call time on two centuries of neutrality, in the video published on May 16, 2022, “Not what Putin wanted: How will Russia respond to NATO bids by Finland and Sweden? FRANCE 24“, below:
The FT’s US national editor, Edward Luce, talks to former US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, about Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the spectre of nuclear war, in the video published on May 12, 2022, “Henry Kissinger: ‘WE are now living in a totally new era’|FT“, below:
As Henry Kissinger reminds every one, “It’s the best hope of restraint, the self-restraint of leaders on both sides.”
Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s editor-in-chief, about the war in Ukraine. He gives his opinions on how to deal with Vladimir Putin, the retreat of Western foreign policy and the future of geopolitics, in the video published on April 12, 2022, “War in Ukraine: The Economist interviews Tony Blair|The Economist“, below:
It is commonly known that health issues often precedes irritability, violence, or poor decision making. Let’s hope that Putin is healthy enough so he will decide to end this war soon.
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