Statement of the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö on the neurotoxin attack in Great Britain

Office of the President of the Republic
Press release 4/2018
14 March 2018

The use of military grade neurotoxins in the attempted murder in Great Britain is a shocking act and a very serious blow to international security. Finland condemns the use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in all situations and by anyone.

It is imperative that the case is thoroughly investigated. Full clarity of the case must be established and perpetrators must be held accountable for their actions. Russia’s contribution to bringing clarity to the case is needed. Both of the provided alternative explanations of the event, deliberate action on the part of Russia or the possibility that dangerous substances are not under its control, are very worrying.

Finland is ready to give all its support and assistance to Great Britain. We are working closely with other EU countries and partners.