The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament, Michael Roth, called for Germany and other NATO members to provide security guarantees to Finland and Sweden until they join NATO.

Speaking to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, he stressed that “accession must go through the fastest possible conclusion process and voluntary security guarantees provided to these two countries by as many NATO partners as possible, and in this regard he mentioned that the UK has already promised Sweden and Finland warranty”. Comprehensive security against the background of the Russian special operation in Ukraine.

At the same time, Roth expressed the hope that “NATO foreign ministers will follow the UK’s example”, noting that “if the Finnish government wishes, NATO partners should also discuss the possibility of sending NATO forces to strengthen their next eastern front.” And he pointed out that “Germany, as one of the largest countries in the alliance, is also responsible for this.”