On Wednesday, the Swedish Parliament will hold a debate and vote on the country's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance.
This was reported by the Swedish TV channel SVT.
Debates will take place in parliament in the morning, and a vote on the Foreign Affairs Committee's report recommending membership is scheduled for around 17:00 Kyiv time.
Everything indicates that today the parliament will say "yes" to Sweden's membership in NATO. This means that the government will formally get the green light for Sweden to join the defense alliance once all NATO member states ratify the application.
The vast majority of political forces support this decision. Only the Left Party and the Green Party oppose it. Both parties have made their proposals regarding the legislative establishment of the fact that nuclear weapons cannot be on the territory of Sweden in case of joining NATO.
The decision will cause several changes to the law. Among other things, it is proposed that in the event of war or the threat of war, the government should be able to turn to NATO for military support on its own, without the decision of the parliament.
The government will also have the right to ask NATO for military support to prevent violations of the integrity of Swedish territory in both wartime and peacetime.
It will be recalled that on March 17, after a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niiniste, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will ratify the protocol on its accession to the North Atlantic Alliance - separately from Sweden. The same evening, the protocol was submitted to the Turkish Parliament.
The head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry, Tobias Billström, commented that Sweden "did not want, but was ready" for such a scenario.
As you know, Turkey and Hungary are the last two NATO countries that have not yet approved the accession of Finland and Sweden. Hungary plans to vote on Finland on March 31 - also separately from Sweden's application.