'Historic day': Finland's leaders confirm intention to join Nato – video

Speaking at the presidential palace in Helsinki, the Finnish president, Sauli Niinistö, and prime minister, Sanna Marin, formally declared that the country would apply for Nato membership. The Finnish parliament is expected to endorse the decision in the coming days. The Nordic country is abandoning decades of military non-alignment following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, with which it shares an 800-mile border