Disinfo: Rumours that Finland is already officially in Nato, it is a secret agreement

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  • Reported in: Issue107
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Finland
  • Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO

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