Finland, Sweden set to join NATO as soon as summer, The Times reports

NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels
A NATO flag is seen at the Alliance headquarters ahead of a NATO Defence Ministers meeting, in Brussels, Belgium, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

April 10 (Reuters) - Russia has made a "massive strategic blunder" as Finland and Sweden look poised to join NATO as early as the summer, The Times reported on Monday, citing officials.

The United States officials said that NATO membership for both Nordic countries was "a topic of conversation and multiple sessions" during talks between the alliance's foreign ministers last week attended by Sweden and Finland, report added.

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Christopher Cushing

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.