NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

STOCKHOLM, June 13 (Reuters) – Sweden has taken important steps to meet Turkey’s demands for approving Stockholm’s NATO membership application, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday during a visit to Sweden. Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance last month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Their applications have faced unexpected … Read more

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

June 10 (Reuters) – Estonia on Friday summoned the Russian ambassador to condemn President Vladimir Putin’s “completely unacceptable” praise for an 18th century Russian ruler who captured a city that is now Estonian. Putin paid tribute on Thursday to Tsar Peter the Great, who he said had taken back territory that was Russia’s during a … Read more

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Leopard 2 tanks take position during a visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at NATO new spearhead force “VJTF 2019” in Munster, Germany May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 3 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s defense procurement office said on Friday it had given the go-ahead for … Read more

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

HELSINKI, May 2 (Reuters) – Finnish-led consortium Fennovoima said on Monday it had scrapped a contract for Russia’s state-owned Rosatom to build a nuclear power plant in Finland, citing delays and increased risks due to the war in Ukraine. The announcement ended months of uncertainty and years of political wrangling over the planned Hanhikivi 1 … Read more

Russia says it would have to ‘rebalance’ if Finland and Sweden join NATO

Russia says it would have to ‘rebalance’ if Finland and Sweden join NATO

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that if Finland and … Read more