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Finnish President will meet with Putin today

Russia’s defense minister said his invasion of Ukraine was proceeding successfully, despite claims by Western leaders that the Russian military encountered unforeseen obstacles and resistance. “Everything is going according to plan, we are reporting to you here every day this week,” Sergei Shoigu told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a televised meeting of the Security […]

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Finland will review its security policy as part of its NATO membership

The new review comes just 18 months after the government completed its last assessment, taking on added urgency since Russia invaded Ukraine. Many Finns are traditionally wary of Russia, with which their Nordic country shares a 1,340 km (830 mile) border and a history of two wars between 1939 and 1944 that cost Finland substantial […]

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Putin’s tightrope game disarmed by Russian resistance – Kelowna Capital News

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 suggested that one day the only remaining nuclear risk would come from electricity production. Perhaps it was the whistling, soothing introduction of the Scorpio winds of change that led my naïve 18-year-old brain to believe that some nations could resolve differences through diplomacy without the restraint of […]

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On Swedish Gotland, the war in Ukraine revives fears of Russia » Capital News

Visby (Sweden) (AFP), March 5 – “You never know”: like many other Swedes on the island of Gotland, Emelie Cedeskog stocked up on canned goods and checked where the nearest air-raid shelter was. In a country long marked by “fear of the Russians”, many of the island’s 60,000 residents have had concerns heightened by tensions […]

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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 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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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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Finnish President Says Ukraine Crisis Reignites NATO Debate | World

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said today that Russia’s actions during the Ukraine crisis could reignite the debate over his country’s NATO membership. —Photo Reuters HELSINKI, Feb. 22 – Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said today that Russia’s actions during the Ukraine crisis could reignite the debate over his country’s NATO membership. Helsinki was quick to condemn […]

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Finland condemns Russian action violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

FINLAND expressed its condemnation of the unilateral acts of Russia which violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The Office of the President of the Republic has published A press release last night, saying the recognition of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine is a serious breach of the Minsk agreement. Finland […]

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Finnish president sees changes in Putin: ‘It was a different behavior’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö talk during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, October 29, 2021. | Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin swimming pool photo via AP Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said on Sunday he had seen changes in the behavior of Russian President Vladimir Putin recently, saying he now […]

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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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The Finnish president knows Putin well. And he fears for Ukraine.

HELSINKI — As the threat of another Russian invasion of Ukraine grew, the European head of state with the longest and deepest experience of dealing with Vladimir V. Putin answered calls and offered advice to French President Emmanuel Macron and other desperate world leaders. in its difficult neighbor to the east. “’How about this, what […]

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Finland’s president says Minsk agreement should be reviewed

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speaks during a news briefing on the result of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Helsinki, Finland November 8, 2020. Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HELSINKI, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The Minsk agreement should be reviewed to find a solution to the ongoing crisis […]