Air raid sirens wail in Ukraine as Russian missiles allegedly kill 11 people and wound 11 others in capital Kiev, as fighting rages on its 337th day.
"As one of eight Arctic nations, the United States has long been committed to protecting our national security and economic interests in the region," says State Department.
It is important that Finland and Sweden address [Türkiye’s requests] for terrorists' extradition so long as the PKK is considered a terror organisation by all EU members, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
After the signing on Tuesday, the protocol must be ratified by all 30 allied parliaments to allow Sweden and Finland to become part of the transatlantic defence alliance.
A new NATO guiding blueprint says Russia threatens security, peace and stability in the "Euro-Atlantic area", while it adds that Beijing's closer ties to Moscow go against Western interests.
Member countries agree to sign accession protocols of Nordic nations after talks between NATO member Türkiye and two Nordic states.
Finland and Sweden have agreed to cooperate in Türkiye's fight against the PKK terror group and its offshoots, according to the memorandum signed by the three sides.
NATO is working together for an agreement between Sweden, Finland and Türkiye, says Stoltenberg.
NATO to dramatically increase forces on high alert to over 300,000 from just 40,000 amid Russia threat.
Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discusses Sweden and Finland's bid for NATO membership with Swedish prime minister and NATO chief.
At a joint news conference with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson said both Sweden and Finland would be security providers for the region and for all of NATO, including Türkiye.
"No NATO ally has suffered more terrorist attacks than Türkiye", acknowledged NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, adding that talks with Türkiye would continue.
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