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The Congress may approve Sweden's NATO bid by August, McConnell says

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Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, has said the application of Sweden to join NATO will be approved fast-tracked by Congress and could be completed within months.

McConnell spoke to reporters about the situation in Sweden on Monday, after Sweden announced it will apply to NATO for the purpose of providing better security to the country in response to the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian government.

“We anticipate moving this rapid—in a more rapid fashion than past applications for NATO,” McConnell told reporters in Stockholm, where the Kentucky Republican was visiting with a delegation of GOP senators in a show of support amid the ongoing Russia–Ukraine conflict.

In addition to his visit to Sweden and Finland, McConnell shared a statement on Monday indicating that he supports both countries joining NATO, stating that they would significantly benefit the alliance as new members.

17 May 2022


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