Faced with the threat posed by a more militarily-minded Russia, Finland’s leaders are pushing for NATO membership ‘without delay.’ In other words, Putin is achieving the exact opposite of what he set out to accomplish. And how did Russia respond to Finland’s push to join NATO because of Putin’s growing threat? They threatened Finland.

+ AP: Why Finland, Sweden joining NATO will be big deal.

+ Russia is resorting to putting computer chips from dishwashers and refrigerators in tanks due to US sanctions. (You laugh, but I’m in the market for a new dishwasher.)