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Russia is furious that Finland is joining NATO but can’t do much about it

By Liz Sly

14 May 2022 · 5 min read

RIGA, Latvia -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine spurred Finland to set aside long-standing concerns about provoking Russia and seek NATO membership, a major strategic setback for Russia.

The invasion also means there's little Russia can do about it.

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