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Will Ukraine be like Chechnya or Finland?

It is often assumed that strategies are chosen on the basis of careful thought and objective facts, but strategic culture – the lived and inherited experiences of decision makers – is sometimes more influential. As we try to gauge how Vladimir Putin will respond to Ukraine’s courageous resistance, two Soviet/Russian military experiences can help us […]

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Ukraine crisis deepens as Russians attack nuclear power plant » Capital News

Russian armored vehicles destroyed in the town of Bucha, west of Kiev © AFP / ARIS MESSINIS Kiev (AFP), March 3 – Ukraine accused the Kremlin of ‘nuclear terror’ and the West expressed fury on Friday after Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was attacked and seized by invading Russian forces, who continued to bomb big […]

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Finland stops selling Russian vodka after NATO threat

Finland suspends sale of Russian alcohol in protest against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Alko, which holds a monopoly on Finland’s alcoholic drinks market, made the move on Monday as the war entered its fifth day. “The situation in Ukraine is exceptional and shocking, and we have taken the situation seriously,” Anu Koskinen, Alko’s vice […]

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Finland and Denmark will close airspace to Russian planes

Finland and Denmark said on Sunday they would close their airspace to Russian planes, joining other European countries in tightening sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Finland, which shares a 1,300 kilometer (800 mile) border with Russia, is “preparing to close its airspace to Russian air traffic,” Transport Minister Timo Harakka wrote in […]

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Finland and Sweden ignore Moscow’s warning about joining NATO | Region

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland and Sweden have ignored warnings from neighboring Russia that their possible NATO membership would bring “serious military-political consequences” from Moscow for both countries. A Russian Foreign Ministry statement on Friday expressed concern over what it described as efforts by the United States and some of its allies to “drag” Finland and […]

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Ukrainians resist, Zelensky warns capital could fall on second day of Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has pledged to defend the capital alongside his country’s soldiers and citizens, who have armed themselves with pistols, rifles and homemade molotov cocktails. “It was a tough, but brave day,” Zelensky said in a video address Friday night. “Tonight they will start storming. … We must resist. Ukraine’s fate is being […]

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Sweden and Finland are firm on staying out of NATO; Erdogan denounces the invasion of Russia as a “hard blow” for peace; NATO activates “defense plans” for its allies

Brussels: NATO is activating its “defense plans” for allied countries as Russia attacks non-NATO Ukraine, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference on Thursday. Stoltenberg also confirmed that NATO will hold a video summit on Friday to discuss the Russian invasion of its pro-Western neighbor. And he reiterated that NATO had no “plan” to […]

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Minister of Foreign Affairs: Finland participates in virtual NATO summit | News

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said it was important that the option to apply for NATO membership remained available. Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Foreign Minister, file photo. Image: Anders Wiklund / AFP Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) confirmed on Thursday that Finland and Sweden are participating in the virtual NATO summit on the situation in Ukraine […]

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EAM meets FMs from Finland, Ireland and the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government

EAM meets FMs from Finland, Ireland and the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government February 20, 2022, 1:58 p.m. Munich/New Delhi, February 20 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with his Finnish and Irish counterparts as well as the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. During […]

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Russian and US foreign ministers could meet in Finland next week | News

Russian news agencies report that Sergei Lavrov and Anthony Blinken will likely discuss ongoing tensions in Finland or Switzerland. Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov and Anthony Blinken agreed to a meeting in Europe Image: Venäjän ulkoministeriö / EPA / AOP US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could meet in Finland […]

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Finland set to sign deal with US for 64 F-35 jets – sources | The mighty 790 KFGO

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Finland’s formal purchase agreement for the F-35 fighter jets could be signed as early as Friday, U.S. sources familiar with the plan said on Thursday, bringing the new stealth jets closer to a deployment in the United States. coming years on Russia. north flank. In December, Finland announced it […]

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Finland wants to strengthen the role of the OSCE in conflict resolution in Europe – ministry – World

HELSINKI, February 10. /TASS/. Finland, which will chair the OSCE in 2025, plans to strengthen the organization’s role in resolving conflicts in Europe, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told TASS on Wednesday. “It is great that the idea of ​​Finland’s chairmanship of the OSCE in 2025 won such broad support at the December meeting of […]

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Iran and Finland call for inclusive government in Afghanistan Politics News

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto held two rounds of talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian in Tehran on Monday. During the talks, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional and international issues. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Iran and Finland, the two foreign […]