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Finnish Foreign Minister says he thinks about Russian aggression

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Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini declared that the people of the country are not afraid of Russia, the relations between Helsinki and Moscow are good, reports RIA News.




We are not afraid of Russia. And they know about it and treat it with respect,
said the Foreign Minister in an interview with the newspaper Pais.

He also expressed confidence that the election of the President of the Russian Federation on March 18 of 2018 will not affect the policy of Finland.

What is happening in Russia is important, but it will not determine our policy,
stressed the diplomat.

In addition, he said that he did not see the need for a unified European army, since it is an alternative to NATO, with which I would like to “continue cooperation and preserve the open doors of NATO for Finland”.

Soini explained why his country has not yet become a member of the alliance.

Those who support NATO membership do so because of the fear of Russia; and those who do not want to join, believe that relations with Russia are already good,
he said.

Summarizing the above, the minister recalled that Finland had to "pay its price" when Russia resorted to retaliatory measures against EU sanctions.

Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the relations of the two countries are "strong and good, despite the difficulties in current political life."
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  1. The black
    The black 24 January 2018 10: 06
    19
    The eastern regions of Finland, bordering the Russian border, more than 1,500 km, are completely dependent on the purchasing power of the Russians. Finns are more afraid that the Russians will stop coming to them! And war is for suckers from Ukraine.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 24 January 2018 10: 16
      19
      hi Surely in Scandinavia at least someone has immunity from Western Russophobia? lol
      1. The black
        The black 24 January 2018 10: 18
        16
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        hi Surely in Scandinavia at least someone has immunity from Western Russophobia? lol

        It’s just that Finland’s politics is controlled by people with common sense who understand that Russia will not be attacked by Finland, so some England France and even rural Lithuania and Estonia And the Finns don’t want to spend money to satisfy US political ambitions
        1. maxim947
          maxim947 24 January 2018 10: 22
          13
          Finland is original in that the country's leadership treats Russia better than the average people))) Usually the situation is diametrical)).
          1. The black
            The black 24 January 2018 10: 26
            21
            Quote: maxim947
            Finland is original in that the country's leadership treats Russia better than the average people))) Usually the situation is diametrical))

            You know, our leadership is also better related to the USA, Turkey, the EU and especially to the IOC than ordinary people laughing ... are we original too? smile
            1. maxim947
              maxim947 24 January 2018 10: 30
              +5
              fair remark))) it turns out like this)
              1. Shurik70
                Shurik70 24 January 2018 13: 31
                0
                That's because the CIA didn’t work ...
                But how could they allow Russophiles to leadership in a strategically important area!
                Someone will get a hat!
                am
          2. Basil50
            Basil50 24 January 2018 10: 37
            +6
            947u
            Finns in the last century with the help of Germans and Swedes carried out a coup. The first thing the Finns did was destroyed all the Russians who ended up in the occupied lands. In the twentieth century, the state of Finland FOUR times officially declared war on the SOVIET UNION, this is in addition to constant provocations and piracy against * nephins * in the Baltic Sea.
            It is worth remembering this. The Finns simply began to forget how their ancestors were put on cancer. So they raise the tail.
        2. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 24 January 2018 10: 23
          +3
          Common sense and pragmatism prevail over hysteria. wink
        3. volodya
          volodya 24 January 2018 10: 32
          +5
          Quote: Black
          And Finns do not want to spend money on satisfaction of the USA’s political ambitions

          America has robbed everyone she could! I watched “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” yesterday, liked S.Kovtun, the country is under external control, and he boasts, “But Volker came to us, and Poroshenko will go to meet Trump!” I still do not understand why Ukrainians rejoice?
      2. Anarchist
        Anarchist 24 January 2018 10: 45
        +5
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        hi Surely in Scandinavia at least someone has immunity from Western Russophobia? lol

        It cannot be any other way, After all, they cannot live without Russian vodka!
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 24 January 2018 10: 51
          +4
          This is the case. Someone from St. Petersburg told how the Scandinavians devastate the St. Petersburg bars at the weekend. lol
          1. CAM
            CAM 24 January 2018 11: 22
            +2
            now it’s not so fierce, but it was about 10 years ago, near the Moscow hotel, the buses that drove them back were the same. laughing hi
          2. rocket757
            rocket757 24 January 2018 11: 37
            +3
            I confirm at 100%. They also ate our rye bread in restaurants!
            This was before, this is now ... at their name is called VALUE OF THE DAY OFF !!! Even our Karelians said how our border guards "escorted" the Chukhon relatives home ... to the cart, loaded the boat (the locals could not help) and sent to the Finnish border guards. The scheme was worked out!
            By the way, this chip is in the cart, the SAMA horse was going home !!! Sober because !!!
        2. rocket757
          rocket757 24 January 2018 11: 16
          +2
          The nerdy Finnish guys have not yet realized that the “terrible Mordor” is the enemy of all progressive humanity !!!
          Although, can we not brake, but slow gas ???
      3. Orionvit
        Orionvit 24 January 2018 11: 51
        +1
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        hi Surely in Scandinavia at least someone has immunity from Western Russophobia? lol

        The Finns probably remember well what happened when they last supported Europe. I had to give up, without waiting for the end of the war. lol
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 24 January 2018 11: 53
          +3
          Quote: Orionvit
          The Finns probably remember well what happened when they last supported Europe.

          That's why I mentioned:
          Quote: bouncyhunter
          Common sense and pragmatism prevail over hysteria. wink
      4. EvilLion
        EvilLion 25 January 2018 08: 46
        +1
        They were popularly explained to them in the 1944, and then they were away from the potential theater of operations.
  2. ded100
    ded100 24 January 2018 10: 11
    +1
    Let him think if there’s nothing more to do! laughing
  3. Anarchist
    Anarchist 24 January 2018 10: 14
    +8
    Everything was good in the article, but suddenly, in the end
    Dmitry Medvedev said
    and nothing was left of good impressions ...
  4. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 24 January 2018 10: 16
    +4
    Russia is good, NATO is good, and deer are better!
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 24 January 2018 10: 30
    +2
    To summarize, Minister reminded that Finland had to “pay its price”when Russia resorted to retaliatory measures against EU sanctions.

    It comes in hindsight. bully
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 January 2018 10: 32
    +1
    It turns out that the Finns are more pragmatic than the Germans or the French. I’m not talking about the Poles and the Baltic states - they can’t even think pragmatically with a head broken by Russophobia, except for “give me money”, “Russians are to blame”.
    1. svp67
      svp67 24 January 2018 10: 36
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      It turns out that the Finns are more pragmatic than the Germans or the French.

      To understand this, you just need to understand the issue of integration of these countries with our country. In fact, Finland, that is Ukraine, but SMARTER
      1. korvin1976
        korvin1976 24 January 2018 11: 26
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        In fact, Finland, that is Ukraine, but SMARTER

        I would not say that it’s smarter, but more civilized and partly wiser.
        1. svp67
          svp67 24 January 2018 11: 27
          +2
          Quote: korvin1976
          wiser

          I agree .... After 1944 - wisdom is SO AND BUT
          1. korvin1976
            korvin1976 24 January 2018 17: 12
            +2
            Quote: svp67
            After 1944 - Wisdom IS SO AND BUT


            Unfortunately, not everyone learns from the mistakes of others, and their own request
  7. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 24 January 2018 10: 34
    +1
    “Everything is not so straightforward,” on the one hand, the Finns are kind of happy with close economic ties with Russia, and on the other ... it annoys them, depending on a neighbor who constantly “picks nuts” from the “world community” and from this and the Finns "falls", they have to deceive ....
  8. svp67
    svp67 24 January 2018 10: 35
    0
    Summarizing the above, the minister recalled that Finland had to "pay its price" when Russia resorted to retaliatory measures against EU sanctions.
    Here is the EXTRA evidence that they understand NOT WORD, but ACTION.
    Mr. Mutko & K, stop chatting enough and it's time to DO THESE MATTERS
  9. mavrus
    mavrus 24 January 2018 10: 42
    +1
    Quote: volodya
    Quote: Black
    And Finns do not want to spend money on satisfaction of the USA’s political ambitions

    America has robbed everyone she could! I watched “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” yesterday, liked S.Kovtun, the country is under external control, and he boasts, “But Volker came to us, and Poroshenko will go to meet Trump!” I still do not understand why Ukrainians rejoice?

    What rejoices Kovtun? He earns about a million a month on Russian television, and the more Solovyov and others like him will deserve the arrivals and meetings of all kinds of walkers and tramps with ukrokhunta there this Kovtun will earn more.
  10. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 24 January 2018 10: 48
    +3
    Historically, all the Scandinavians are afraid of Russia, and they do it right, because they themselves are far from angels ... but Russia now does not pose a threat to them, so if all political nuances are discarded, they are not afraid of Russia.
  11. Dormidont
    Dormidont 24 January 2018 11: 25
    0
    Hog, though not dreaming of a freebie. We will not feed
  12. Evgeny RS
    Evgeny RS 24 January 2018 11: 46
    +1
    Just do not need to hang up dubious boards in St. Petersburg to improve relations.
  13. LeonidL
    LeonidL 25 January 2018 05: 22
    +1
    Not a single normal politician, and just an adequate person, takes seriously the thesis "threat from Russia or Russian aggression." Everyone understands that Russia really needs to be "gotten" so that it plays its muscles.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 25 January 2018 09: 21
      +1
      List of normal politicians, please ???
      In principle, we also understand that normal politicians understand this .... !!!
      Who makes decisions? Who broadcasts from the stands WHO? Who meets in congresses?
      Here is the answer to all our understanding!
      However, thanks anyway for understanding this !!!
    2. Star
      Star 25 January 2018 23: 10
      +1
      All politicians are already under the hood of the CIA with multi-volume discrediting evidence for everyone.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 January 2018 08: 12
        0
        For ours and some others they say that under the FSB cap ... normal, ordinary sitatina!
  14. Star
    Star 25 January 2018 23: 08
    +1
    MAN !!!! with eggs.
    Let’s follow his fate.
  15. Dmitry Tantsyura
    Dmitry Tantsyura 30 January 2018 16: 47
    0
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