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Finland's president initiated phone call with Putin to tell him the country is applying to join NATO

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Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Frank Augstein/AP
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told Russia's Vladimir Putin that Finland would seek NATO membership.
President Niinistö initiated the call with President Putin, which took place on Saturday.
Russia has previously warned against Finland joining NATO, threatening "retaliatory steps" .
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö initiated a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian president that Finland will be seeking membership to join NATO. Russia has previously warned against...
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Russia cuts off energy to Finland as the country's president tells Putin he plans to proceed with NATO bid: report

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Flags of Finland and NATO are seen displayed on phone screens in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on May 12, 2022. Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Finland's president told the Kremlin on Saturday that the country plans to apply to join NATO.
The country's power supply from Russia was cut off on Saturday.
Russia's energy suppliers said the cut-off was due to unpaid funds.
Russian energy supplier RAO Nordic Oy, cut off energy supplies to Finland as the country announces its plans to to apply for NATO membership in the next few...
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