UK, Sweden sign defense pact during Johnson visit
13 May 2022 | 2:29 pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK would "provide support" if Sweden were to be attacked. The agreement comes as Sweden and Finland are set to decide whether to join NATO.
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