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US Senate backs Sweden and Finland joining NATO

The upper house of the US Congress supported by an overwhelming majority the expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance at the expense of Sweden and Finland.

The corresponding decision was supported by 95 lawmakers, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Only Republican Senator Josh Gawley, who had previously said that the United States should not expand security commitments in Europe, spoke out against it, since “China is the biggest external enemy.”

In addition, Republican Senator Rand Paul, known for his devoted support of Donald Trump and visits to Moscow, voted “in attendance.”

Read also: France ratifies protocols on accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO

lower house of congress USA adopted a similar resolution in July. The document was supported by 394 congressmen, 18 opposed (all – representatives of the Republican Party).

As reported by Ukrinform, the French Parliament ratified the protocols on the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO. In total, more than two dozen of the 30 countries of the Alliance have already approved their accession.

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