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To the editor: Responses to Stefaniak, Voice, ‘National’ institutions, NATO and more

This week's letter writers respond to Bill Stefaniak's latest column, talk more about the Voice, discuss NATO and more.

Australia to discuss China and Russia at NATO summit

The world's most influential military alliance has invited Australia to attend an upcoming summit, with China and Russia expected to dominate discussions.

Denmark scraps public holiday to fund defence spending

Denmark's parliament has passed a much-debated bill put forward by the new government to scrap a public holiday to help finance increased defence spending.

Russian threat to Norway’s gas facilities

Norwegian oil and gas workers normally don't see anything more threatening than North Sea waves crashing against the steel legs of their offshore platforms. But lately they have noticed a more troubling sight - unidentified drones buzzing in the skies overhead.

Turkey could block Sweden and Finland NATO bids

The 30 NATO allies have signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals.

Russian missiles slam Mykolaiv, 21 killed in Odessa

Powerful explosions have rocked the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, a day after authorities said at least 21 people were killed when Russian missiles struck an apartment building near the Black Sea port of Odessa.

NATO backs aid for ‘heroic’ Ukraine

NATO has branded Russia the biggest "direct threat" to Western security after its invasion of Ukraine and agreed plans to modernise Kyiv's beleaguered armed forces, saying it stood fully behind Ukrainians' "heroic defence of their country".

Ukraine defenders holding out in Donbas

Ukrainian forces are resisting a Russian assault on Sievierodonetsk, the largest city they still hold in the eastern Donbas region, but are weathering heavy artillery barrages.

Finland will seek to join NATO amid Russia security concerns

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto has confirmed his country will apply for membership of the NATO military alliance.

Ukraine pushes back Russians as Finland applies to join NATO

Finland says it will apply to join NATO "without delay", with Sweden expected to follow suit, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine brings about the very expansion of the Western military alliance that Vladimir Putin aimed to prevent.

Sweden’s ruling party to decide on NATO membership

Sweden's ruling Social Democrats will decide on May 15 whether to overturn decades of opposition to NATO membership, the party says, a move that would almost certainly lead to Sweden asking to join the 30-nation alliance.