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With 2 new members, NATO trainings and Nordic area expand

Sweden does not share a border with Russia, but its coastlines stretch 3,218 kilometers to its east along the Baltic Sea.

A helicopter landing equipment for Nordic Response 2024 (AN/Johanne Søstuen/Forsvaret)

Sweden officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a historic shift and the latest seismic upheaval to Europe's security landscape in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine.

The Nordic country's historic reversal of its lonstanding neutrality means it is now covered by the military alliance’s article 5, which obliges all other members to come to each other’s defense if they are attacked.

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