Fact Check: Did Finnish Parliament Vote to Join NATO?

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2022
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FACT CHECK

Several accounts on Twitter and Telegram are claiming that Finland is set to join NATO, citing what they purport is a recent vote in the Finnish parliament over the issue.

The claims that the Finnish Parliament has voted for the country to join NATO are accompanied by an image of how the vote supposedly went, showing the overwhelming majority of Finnish MPs giving their approval.

"The Finnish parliament voted to join NATO. Putin tried hard to expand NATO," one user said.

Helsinki has not voted to join NATO.

No such vote has yet...

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