the president of Finland, Sauli Niinistoannounced today to Russia of his imminent candidacy to enter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This was called a “bug” by Vladimir Putin. For his part, the G7 stated that “he will not recognize never the borders that Russia intends to change through its military intervention in Ukraine«.
According to Telam, Niinisto He spoke this Saturday with his Russian counterpart and formally announced his decision to apply for membership of the transatlantic military alliance. This could become official on Sunday. For his part, the Kremlin reported in a statement that “Putin stressed that the end of the traditional politics of neutrality military would be error«.
For the Russian president, this change in foreign policy “can influence negatively in Russian-Finnish relations, which for many years were characterized by a spirit of good neighborliness and cooperation between partners’. According to him Kremlinthe conversation was «frank» and was characterized by the «exchange of frank points of view».
In this sense, the statement stated that “Putin shared his vision of the negotiating process between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations, which was practically frozen by Kyiv«. It is that according to the Russians, from Ukraine “they show no interest in a serious and constructive dialogue.” The dialogue between the two officials took place the day Russia decided to cut off the electricity supply to Finland.
Is that the company responsible for importing, RAO Nordic, with 100% of its Russian capital, had announced last Friday that the supply was going to be suspended due to non-payments. However, no details were given as to whether this is related to European sanctions against Russia since the invasion began Ukraine on February 24.