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HELSINKI-Russian President Vladimir Putin warned his Finnish counterpart Saturday relations {between your} two neighbors {could possibly be} “negatively {impacted}” if Finland {comes after} through with plans {to use} for NATO membership.

The Kremlin’s press {support|services|assistance|program|provider} said in a {declaration} that Putin {informed} Sauli Niinisto that Finland’s abandonment “of its traditional {plan} of military neutrality {will be} an {mistake} since {you can find} no threats to Finland’s {protection|safety}.”

“{This type of} {modify|alter} in the country’s {international} policy could negatively {impact|influence|have an effect on} Russian-Finnish relations, {which {have been} {built-in} the spirit of {great} neighborliness and partnership {for several years},|which {have been} {built-in} the spirit of {great} partnership and neighborliness {for several years},} {and were beneficial mutually,}” the {declaration} added.

The {reaction} came after Niinisto {informed} Putin in a {cell phone|telephone|mobile phone} {discussion} that the militarily non-aligned Nordic country {which has a} complex {background} with its {large|massive} eastern neighbor “will {opt to} {make an application for} NATO membership in the {arriving} days.”

Niinisto’s {workplace} said in a {declaration} that the Finnish {mind} of state {informed} Putin how starkly Finland’s security {atmosphere} had {transformed} after Moscow’s Feb. 24 invasion on Ukraine, and pointed to Russia’s {needs} on Finland refraining from {looking for|searching for} membership to the 30 member-state Western {army} alliance.

“The {conversation|dialogue|debate} (with Putin) was {simple} and unambiguous and {happened} without exaggeration. {Staying away from} tensions was considered {essential},” {stated|mentioned} Niinisto, Finland’s president since 2012 {and something} of {a small number of} Western leaders who {has been around} {normal} dialogue with Putin {in the last} decade.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speaks to reporters in Helsinki, Finland {on, may} 11, 2022. (Frank Augstein/{Swimming pool} via Reuters)

Niinisto {remarked that} he had already {informed} Putin at their {1st|very first|initial} {conference} in 2012 that “each independent {country} would maximize {its} security.”

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“{That’s} still the case.|

“{This is the} case still.} By joining NATO, {Finland will strengthen {its} {protection|safety} and assume its {obligations|duties}.|Finland shall strengthen {its} {protection|safety} and assume its {obligations|duties}.} {{It isn’t} something {from} anybody,|{It isn’t} something from anybody {aside},}” Niinisto {stated|mentioned}.

Niinisto stressed that Finland, despite its {probably|most likely} {long term|upcoming} membership in NATO, {really wants to} {carry on|keep on} to {cope with} Russia bilaterally in “{useful} {problems} generated by the border {community}” and hopes {to activate} with Moscow “in {a specialist} manner.”

{Based on the} Kremlin statement, {{both} leaders {furthermore} discussed Russia’s {army} operation in Ukraine,|{both} leaders {talked about} Russia’s military {procedure} in Ukraine also,} and {the chance} of {attaining} a political {treatment for} the situation. Putin {stated|mentioned} negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv {have been} suspended {because of} Ukraine’s “{insufficient} interest in {a significant} and constructive dialogue.”

The phone {contact} was {carried out|performed|executed} on Finland’s initiative, Niinisto’s {workplace} said.

Finland shares a 1,340-kilometer (830-mile) border with Russia, the longest by any {EU} member.

Niinisto and Finnish {Primary} Minister Sanna Marin on {Thurs} jointly endorsed Finland’s NATO bid and {suggested} that {the united states} “must {make an application for} NATO membership {immediately}” {to ensure} the nation’s {protection|safety} amid Russia’s {army} maneuvers in Ukraine and Europe’s {transformed} geopolitical and {protection|safety} landscape.

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A {official} announcement from Niinisto and Marin of Finland’s intention {to use} for NATO membership {will be} expected on Sunday.|

{The} formal announcement from Marin and Niinisto of Finland’s intention {to use} for NATO membership {will be} expected on Sunday.} {Marin’s governing {Interpersonal} Democratic Party {authorized|accepted} the membership bid on Saturday,|On Saturday marin’s governing {Interpersonal} Democratic Party {authorized|accepted} the membership bid,} {paving {method for} a parliamentary vote {in a few days} to endorse the {proceed|shift}.|{in a few days} to endorse the {proceed|shift} paving {method for} a parliamentary vote.} It’s {likely to} pass with {mind-boggling|overpowering} support. {A {official} membership application would {after that} {become|end up being} submitted to NATO headquarters in Brussels.|A formal membership application {will be} submitted to NATO headquarters {within} Brussels then.}

Neighboring Sweden {is defined} {to select} its NATO stance on Sunday in {a gathering} of the governing {Interpersonal} Democratic {Celebration} led by {Primary} Minister Magdalena Andersson.

U.S. {President Joe Biden {kept} a joint call {Fri} with both Niinisto and Andersson where,|{Fri} with both Niinisto and Andersson where president Joe Biden {kept} a joint call,} {in accordance with} a White House {declaration}, he “underscored his {assistance} for NATO’s Open {Doorway} {plan} and for {the proper} of Finland and Sweden {to choose} {their very own} future, foreign {plan} and security {plans}.”

By Jari Tanner

The Associated Press

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