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Die Presse: Finland's foreign minister says the country has been considering joining NATO since 2004

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Die Presse: Finland's foreign minister says the country has been considering joining NATO since 2004

According to Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, Finland's neutrality was ended back in 1995, when it became a member of the European Union, Die Presse reports.


Haavisto noted that the country had not been a member of any military bloc for a long time, but back in 2004, the Finnish authorities made it clear that they were ready to join NATO if the country's security required it.

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper Die Presse, the Finnish Foreign Minister said that the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine showed that the moment when the country must become a member of NATO for its own security has arrived.

In Finland, they were sure that the process of the country's entry into the North Atlantic Alliance would pass quite quickly, but the position of Turkey and Hungary dragged out this process, Haavisto said. According to him, it will be possible to agree with Hungary this year, but Turkey's claims will have to be sorted out next year.

In an interview with Die Presse, the head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry also expressed concern about a possible nuclear threat, which has become relevant in connection with the events in Ukraine. At the same time, the minister said that the threat is connected not only with the possibility of using nuclear weapons, but also with the likelihood of an emergency at nuclear power plants located in Ukraine.

Earlier, the Finnish authorities stated that they do not exclude the possibility of NATO deploying tactical nuclear weapons in the country in case of joining it.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 5 November 2022 11: 56
    +4
    Die Presse: Finland's foreign minister says the country has been considering joining NATO since 2004
    . "To live well, and to live well is even better!"
    It is clear that they are tired of living well ... their problem is who is their doctor.
    1. Machito
      Machito 5 November 2022 12: 45
      +2
      The court recognized the blockade of Leningrad as genocide!!! And what is Finland's fault in this genocide? What about responsibility?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 November 2022 13: 17
        +1
        Such cases, disassembly, drag on for a long time and there will not necessarily be any result.
        1. Machito
          Machito 5 November 2022 14: 06
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          Such cases, disassembly, drag on for a long time and there will not necessarily be any result.

          But what prevents Finland from being presented with genocide?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 5 November 2022 15: 21
            +1
            You can submit, but then what? Such statements need to be supported by real deeds, but here everything is sour, alas.
    2. svp67
      svp67 5 November 2022 12: 48
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      It is clear that they are tired of living well ... their problem is who is their doctor.

      No, they decided to connect to the division of Russia ... and live richly
      And most importantly, now they themselves have admitted that Putin's "Munich speech" of 2007 has nothing to do with it.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 5 November 2022 12: 53
        +3
        Quote: svp67
        No, they decided to connect to the division of Russia ... and live richly

        That's it! hi
        At that time, there could be no talk of any threat, even an illusory one, from Russia...
        1. SKVichyakow
          SKVichyakow 5 November 2022 13: 00
          +2
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          At that time, there could be no talk of any threat, even an illusory one, from Russia...

          And now what is the threat to them from our side?
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 5 November 2022 13: 24
            0
            Quote: SKVichyakow
            And now what is the threat to them from our side?

            It is enough that then it definitely did not exist, but there was a desire to cling to NATO.
            Although the NWO and the Winter War are very similar for reasons. The Finns are bombing a lot about this, as I think.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 5 November 2022 13: 16
        0
        In this particular case, even wanting is harmful.
        They do not want to look into the history of conflicts, all sorts of different ones with Russia, but in vain.
      3. Nickelium
        Nickelium 5 November 2022 17: 21
        +1
        And in the end they will be divided. It always comes out when you think you're smarter than everyone.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 November 2022 11: 58
    +1
    Finland's neutrality was ended back in 1995, when it became a member of the European Union
    It is understandable "European solidarity" and other crap, which, at least in words, but must be supported.
    in 2004, the Finnish authorities made it clear that they were ready to join NATO
    18 years old stood at a low start and your back did not hurt? And now the head will hurt thinking where it will fly in the first place if it starts in a serious way. They used to live without problems, on Fridays they came to St. Petersburg to drink vodka heartily, enjoy life ... And now?
    1. VPK-65
      VPK-65 5 November 2022 15: 16
      0
      18 years old stood at a low start and your back did not hurt? And now your head will hurt thinking where it will fly first if it starts seriously.

      Apparently they are too slow think. The date 2004 is absolutely correct, it was precisely because of such inadequate campaign that the "Khrushchev doctrine" was revised and a new one was adopted (how many years we sat with it - we kept steam locomotives, etc.)
      In the new doctrine with Finland, everything was decided at once (in any case, you can’t keep the enemy behind your back, even if others are hitting in front).
      When I saw headlines on the Internet:
      Finnish leader Sauli Niinistö surprised the calmness with which Putin took his words about joining NATO.
      Finnish intelligence chief Pelttari surprised no pressure from Russia because of NATO.

      I was "surprised by their surprise" - guys, why are you surprised then? We thought we'd wait 18 years? The decision on you was made 18 years ago, everyone has already got used to it.
      They used to live without problems, on Fridays they came to St. Petersburg to drink vodka heartily, enjoy life ... And now?

      So Peter came to visit them every week - "weekend trips", it became a habit among motorists. In 2014, the enterprises of the military commissar were obliged to report on upcoming trips abroad. Many refused to consider "Finnish" abroad, I know one who was even fired. Well, how to tell him - he came home from work, his wife says: let's go buy, well, they go ...
      In general, this is thoughtless, apparently it’s not enough for them to be 18 years old, let them think for another 36 years and then they will understand that they “got excited” (if, of course, they don’t do stupid things during this time).
  3. antivirus
    antivirus 5 November 2022 12: 03
    -4
    "Jumped" the birth of children 40-20 years ago.
    Now, except for the Tajiks, there is no one to populate the shores of the Baltic Sea and, possibly, the northern one.
    What about the Far East?
    And what about the Urals and the Grand Dukes of Vladimir?
  4. Fangaro
    Fangaro 5 November 2022 12: 03
    +2
    Isn't a country's neutrality the most effective way to avoid military conflicts on its territory?
    Switzerland remains neutral to this day. Although it produces weapons, and citizens know how to use them.
    1. Nickelium
      Nickelium 5 November 2022 17: 25
      +1
      Switzerland, alas, is no longer neutral. I think there are neutral countries with a gulkin nose left.
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 5 November 2022 12: 07
    0
    According to Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, Finland's neutrality was ended back in 1995, when it became a member of the European Union.

    Pekki taught history a little badly:
    On June 22, 1941, the German armed forces marched from Finnish soil against the Red Army, while the government in Helsinki declared its neutrality.
  6. ZIF122
    ZIF122 5 November 2022 12: 12
    0
    They just decided that Russia is weak and it's time to destroy it! And so they run faster to share the pie so that they get a piece too! They just forget history - Russia didn’t experience such things, it was, is and will be! And they have a piece in the throat stuck!
  7. Optimus Prime
    Optimus Prime 5 November 2022 12: 13
    0
    First, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia were supposed to "enter" NATO. Then Finland.
  8. Chronos
    Chronos 5 November 2022 13: 06
    +1
    Nice, that is, Finland has been going to join NATO and abandon neutrality for a long time, it just needed a reason. Oh, how many wonderful discoveries are the spirit of enlightenment preparing for us?
  9. guest
    guest 5 November 2022 14: 45
    0
    In fact, this is a direct violation of the Paris Treaty of 1947. Once again we see that the agreement signed by Finland is not even worth the paper on which it is written.
  10. iouris
    iouris 5 November 2022 22: 10
    0
    After the departure of Kozyrev to rest in Florida, a deputy was appointed to the farm. The Russian Foreign Ministry works as it worked under him, only heroically. But this is not the point, but is it possible to change the situation or not?