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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden signed a formal application for NATO membership on Tuesday, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. In neighboring Finland, lawmakers are expected later today to formally approve Finnish leaders’ decision to join as well.
The measures taken by the two Nordic countries, ending more than 200 years of military non-alignment by Sweden and Finland’s non-alignment after the Second World War, have angered the Kremlin.