President Niinistö spoke with President Putin

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 2/2021
21 January 2021

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö had a phone call with President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the morning of Thursday, 21 January 2021.

The Presidents spoke about the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and its implications for relations between European countries and Russia. In addition, the Presidents continued their discussion from the turn of the year on great-power relations and arms control.

The call was made on Finland’s initiative.