Finnish president tells Russian President Putin about plans to join NATO, Ifax cites Bloomberg

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speaks during a press conference after the NATO Summit, at the official Mantyniemi presidential residence, in Helsinki, Finland, February 25, 2022. Photo taken February 25, 2022. Seppo Samuli / Lehtikuva / via REUTERS

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(Reuters) – Finnish President Sauli Niinisto told Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone of Helsinki’s plans to join NATO, Interfax news agency quoted Bloomberg as saying on Saturday.

Russia has said Finland’s entry into NATO is a threat and will respond to it, but has not specified how. Read more

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Reporting by Reuters. Editing by Kirsten Donovan

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