Sweden to join NATO after Hungary approves accession

Hungary’s parliament gave the thumbs up for Sweden to join NATO, which is a big deal because it’s been a long process with lots of talks. This decision is not good news for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

For Sweden to officially join NATO, it needed approval from Hungary’s parliament. The Swedish Prime Minister, Ulf Kristersson, met with Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, to talk about working together on defense and security. They made a deal where Hungary would buy four new fighter jets from Sweden.

Out of the 194 members of parliament who voted, only six said no to Sweden joining NATO. This means most of them were okay with it.

This shows that countries in Europe are getting more serious about working together for security, and it’s not what Putin wants.