Politicians in Finland are due to start debating whether the country should seek membership in the NATO military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted a spike in political and public support for joining the transatlantic bloc. Al Jazeera reports that, despite warnings by Russia of a nuclear buildup in the Baltic should Finland and neighbouring Sweden join NATO, a poll on Wednesday showed that 57 percent of Swedes now favoured NATO membership, up from 51 percent in March. Public statements gathered by Finnish media suggest that half of the 200 MPs now also support membership, with only 12 opposing it. For more on this story visit the Future Media website