PBS NewsHour

Finland pursues NATO membership as Russia vows retaliation

Clip: 05/12/2022 | 5m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Finland announced Thursday it would end its decades-long neutral status and seek to join NATO. A formal declaration will be made Sunday, while Sweden is expected to follow suit next week. Both nations have resisted joining NATO but were spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine to change course. Eric Edelman, U.S. ambassador to Finland during the Clinton administration, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

Aired: 05/12/22

Rating: NR

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