After meeting with NATO leaders in Madrid, President Biden commented on Finland and Sweden's invitations to join the alliance after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin "wanted the Finland-ization of NATO. He got the NATO-ization of Finland."
- Putin thought he could break the Transatlantic Alliance. He tried to weaken us. He expected a resolve to fracture, but he's getting exactly what he did not want. He wanted the finalization of NATO. He got the NATOisation of Finland. Let's think about this, that's what he thought.
Now, NATO and Sweden are closer than ever to join it. And this will occur. We're more united than ever. And with the addition of Finland and Sweden, we'll be stronger than ever. They have serious militaries, both of them. We're going to increase the NATO border by 800 miles along the Finnish-Russian border. Sweden is all in.