Government Communications Department
Press Release 113/2022
On Thursday 24 February, the President of the Republic and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed the actions taken by Russia and the European security situation, after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine.
Finland strongly condemns Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. Russia’s actions target Ukraine but are also an attack on the entire European security order. The attack is a flagrant violation of international law. Russia should cease military operations immediately and return to the negotiating table.
Finland firmly supports Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, self-determination and territorial integrity. Finland will explore ways to strengthen Finland’s support to Ukraine.
Finland will respond to Russia’s actions as part of the European Union.
Inquiries: Tanja Jääskeläinen, Deputy Director General, tel. +358 295 350 303, and Marja Liivala, Director General (Russia and situation in Ukraine), tel. +358 295 351 727, Ministry for Foreign Affairs