Finland President surprised at Putin's 'calm' response to NATO membership news

Altogether the discussion was very good,” Niinisto said on “Stato dell'unione” di domenica. “I say calm and cool, and he did not repeat those threats he had earlier, and his people had been telling that is that if Finland joins – that means some kind of contra steps, military contra steps, whatever that meant – but he didn’t repeat it now.

PREVIOUSLY NEUTRAL FINLAND ANNOUNCES IT WANTS TO JOIN NATO

Finish officials announced Sunday that the previously neutral country would indeed apply to join NATO despite numerous threats from Russia.