Hungary approved Finland's accession to NATO months later. In a vote in the Hungarian parliament, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party Fidesz is in the majority, Finland's accession to NATO was approved by 182 votes to 6.
With Hungary's approval, 29 of the 30 NATO member countries have approved Finland's accession to the alliance. Türkiye, which is the only country that does not approve Finland's accession to the alliance, is expected to approve Finland next month.
Fidesz announced that a decision will be made at a later date for Sweden, which acts together with Finland on joining NATO. Hungarian State Minister Gergely Gulyas said last week that Sweden's accession to NATO would most likely be approved in the parliamentary session, which continues until 15 June.
With the accession of Finland, which has a 1,340-kilometer border with Russia, to NATO, the border between NATO and Russia will nearly double.