Finland and Sweden get ready to announce Nato bids as Europe prepares for a reaction from Russia

Press quote (The Independent)
11 May 2022

“The Russians will rattle plenty of sabres, demonstratively move weaponry around in Kaliningrad or send naval vessels out into the Baltic to cause problems,” says Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform. .... “Russia has its hands full with Ukraine at the moment,” adds Bond.

...“It’s been pretty clear that [Hungarian prime minister] Orban might be prepared to cause difficulties over this and in the case of Croatia, the Croatian president has said that he would veto it,” said Bond.