The bill on Finland's accession to the NATO defense alliance is practically complete.

It will be sent for referral within two weeks.

It does not contain any restrictions on the establishment of NATO bases on Finnish territory, nor does it limit the presence of forces from the defense alliance's member countries, Iltalehti and American Newsweek state.

According to the sources, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen, in the membership talks with NATO in July, gave a commitment that Finland would not make limitations or national reservations about its NATO membership in its accession agreement.

People familiar with the matter say the bill would allow NATO countries' nuclear weapons to pass through Finnish territory or be stationed there, as NATO's pre-emptive deterrence against Russia ultimately depends on the nuclear weapons of the United States, Britain and France.

Finland's Prime Minister spoke in Yle on Saturday evening as she confirmed that Finland does not rule out nuclear weapons on its territory.

- I think it is very important that we do not set those kinds of preconditions, or limit our room for maneuver, in terms of permanent bases or nuclear weapons, she said, adding that it is unlikely that nuclear weapons will be placed on Finnish soil.

Iltalehti writes that foreign and security policy sources state that Sweden will also not condition its NATO membership with any restrictions regarding the introduction of nuclear weapons.

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen and Interior Minister Krista Mikkonen.

Photo: Epa 28 September 2022

Bought American fighter aircraft

Barely a year ago, Finland announced that it was buying about 60 American F-35 fighter jets instead of Sweden's Saab Gripen.

The Finnish F-35 is singled out as a possible carrier of nuclear weapons.

Two American B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the Baltic Sea.

For a few years now, they have been flying regularly in Scandinavia and the Baltics.

Photo: US Air Force/Duncan C. Bevan Oct. 23, 2019

Placed before Christmas

On Sunday, US B-52 bombers and European fighter jets concluded NATO's annual Steadfast Noon nuclear exercise in alliance airspace.

These practiced handling the B61 bombs.

Information also recently emerged that the US is speeding up the modernization and deployment in Europe of the new version B61-12.

According to previous information, the United States would begin the deployment in Europe next year, but according to American Politico, the deployment will begin as early as December.

The new version is described as more accurate and can be equipped with warheads with different explosive effects.

Poland has also announced that the country wants access to the American nuclear weapons.

Watch the expert explain how Sweden can support NATO's nuclear forces.