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Sweden, Finland move toward NATO membership

Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave remarks at an informal meeting of NATO members in Berlin on May 15. (Video: The Washington Post)
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Swedish leaders moved Sunday to join Finland in ending a long-standing military nonalignment, paving the way for an application to join NATO and saying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended the European security landscape.

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