Stoltenberg: Finland and Sweden's applications to join NATO will be fast-tracked

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg has said that Sweden and Finland's applications to join the alliance will be fast-tracked.

Explaining the decision behind her country's intention to become a member, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said abandoning decades of political neutrality was a direct result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

During a speech to Sweden's parliament, Andersson said that joining NATO "would not be without consequences."

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