Finland to join NATO on Tuesday, doubling the alliance's border with Russia

Finland will become the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 31st member on Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony in Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced Monday. "We will raise the Finnish flag for the first time here at the NATO headquarters," he said. "It will be a good day for Finland's security, for Nordic security, and for NATO as a whole." Finland's president, Sauli Niinistö, Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen, and Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto will attend the ceremony, at the beginning of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

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