Senate ratifies Sweden, Finland bids to join NATO amid Russia's war on Ukraine

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2022
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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday officially approved efforts by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in a rebuke to Russia amid its war on Ukraine. 

The resolution passed 95-1 with Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., as the only dissenting vote and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., voting "present." The Senate needed two-thirds of the body to vote in favor of ratification, and it will now head to President Biden to submit to NATO.

Sweden and Norway's efforts to join NATO come as the West quickly united earlier this year in...

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