RAATE ROAD, Finland — When Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, he sought to divide and weaken NATO. Nowhere has that strategy worked more effectively than in Finland.
If the Nordic nation joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with Sweden in the coming weeks, Putin is expected to have a highly militarized NATO member by his side. Russia’s border with NATO will double with the stroke of a pen, with an additional 830 miles.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-russia-ukraine-finland-nato-11652386254 How Putin Drove Finland Into NATO’s Arms