Senator McConnell: The United States could vote on Finland’s NATO application before August

On , the leader of the Republican minority in the U.S. Senate said he hoped the US Congress would vote on ’s application "as soon as possible," and before lawmakers take a break in August.

He said that Finland’s NATO application has strong mutual support, calling on the international organization "the most successful alliance in the world."

McConnell commented on the matter in after the meeting with the Sauli together with a delegation of other US Republican senators, discussing, among other things, Finland’s security issues in connection with its application to join NATO.

"Finland brings a lot to the alliance. Frankly, their participation will significantly strengthen the alliance and it will be a great honor to be here when your application is official. In the , the aim is to adopt it as soon as possible," McConnell said.

McConnell stated that Finland’s decision to apply for NATO membership was "apparently caused" By the President of Vladimir Putinattack on Ukraine.

Niinistö said he had a "good conversation" With McConnell and Republican senators John Barrasso, Susan Collins and John Cornyn. The group discussed Finland’s security policy issues, the US support for Finland’s goals to join NATO and Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Over the weekend, a U.S. delegation visited Ukraine and met with the president Volodymyr Zelensky.

The senator also said he expects the U.S. Senate to approve a $ 40 billion aid package for Ukraine later this week.

Source: The Nordic Page

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