President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss Russia’s attack on Ukraine, report on the current security environment and EU Strategic Compass

Government Communications Department
Press Release 187/2022

In their meeting on Friday 18 March, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the security situation in Europe.

The President and the Committee discussed the implementation of the civilian and military intelligence priorities set for 2021.

The meeting also included a discussion on preparations for the report on the current security environment.

In addition, the President and the Ministerial Committee discussed the EU Strategic Compass, which focuses in particular on developing the EU’s crisis management, resilience, capabilities and partnerships.

Inquiries: Piritta Asunmaa, Director General, tel. +358 295 350 303, Marja Liivala, Director General (situation with Russia and Ukraine), tel. +358 295 351 727, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Petri Knape, Director of the National Security Unit (civilian intelligence), tel. +358 295 488 235, Ministry of the Interior; Harri Ohra-aho, Ministerial Adviser (military intelligence), tel. +358 295 140 039, Ministry of Defence.