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NATO kicks off drills with Finland, Sweden amid tensions with Russia
short by Shailesh / on Monday, 6 June, 2022
NATO on Sunday kicked off a two-week military exercise with Finland and Sweden in the Baltic Sea amid tensions with Russia over the war in Ukraine. Notably, Finland and Sweden had applied to join NATO in May. Russia had warned the two countries against joining the Western military alliance and warned them of retaliatory measures against the move.