"They will land a couple of divisions": the Finns were scared of Russia and wanted to join NATO

Finland continues to discuss the results of the visit of the foreign minister of this country Pekka Haavisto to Russia. In particular, the portal Verkkouutiset.fi devoted a short article to this. This publication also touched upon the topic of the possible accession of the Suomi country to NATO.

It is emphasized that Helsinki can become a full-fledged member of the alliance when it considers it necessary for itself.

Some comments from Finnish users:

Dear Finnish patriots, never again believe all this, who are from the other side of the border that throughout their history have attacked their neighbors and took their lands, and are now ready to do it again. Freedom and independence were bought at a high price, both by the fallen defenders of our country and by the reparations we paid. Let go of humiliation and fear before it's too late [...]

- called Risto Nykänen.

But what about the arrests and imprisonment of Assange and the leaders of the Catalan independence movement? What has been done about these human rights? […] Navalny is constantly in the spotlight in the West, but the EU's own human rights crimes are hushed up. Send the hypocrites into the forest!

- comments Arja Röpelinen.

Catalonia is not a neighboring country or a potential military threat to Finland, which we have fought 33 times throughout our known history, and Catalonia has never attacked its neighbors

- Jouni Laari answers her.

An excellent, erudite and heartbreaking commentary on Finland's NATO membership. Okay, glorious Arya, continue on the same pattern. Humor is also needed in these difficult times

- Seppo Paavilainen scolds in response to user Arja Röpelinen.

They always say that Finland should behave with restraint with Russia, because we, they say, have a common border of 1300 km long. But then why does Estonia, although its army is small, speak so boldly, without fear of Russia? Answer: It is NATO that gives Estonia the freedom to be itself. And Finland constantly has to please Russia. It doesn't matter if we have a border of 100 or 1300 km, because if Russia wants something, it is control over the Aland Islands and a few other places in the south [...]

- believes user Ari Yli-Teevahainen.

Only NATO can provide Finland's true security and joining it does not require a nationwide vote, because the people are too stupid to resolve such an important issue [...]

- reminds the reader Juha-pekka Naukkarinen.

Yes, Russia knows all this. […] And we are on the front lines again, as before. The US assisted the Soviet Union when the Finns partnered with Hitler in an attempt to create Greater Finland. Will it now be possible to build Sur-Suomi so that the border runs along the Pacific Ocean? After all, some have such a desire

- Timo J Laihinen states.

Russia is playing tough, but it will suffer if it continues like this

- warned Niilo Kaikkonen.

I agree with Risto (first comment - approx. Transl.). Let's already make a decision whether to join NATO or not. If we don’t go, we’ll get everything that is due to weaklings. If, however, there are plans to join, then immediately send the documents there. I think it is a bad and strange tactic for us to "join" only when there is danger. Which company provides fire insurance for the house whose corner is already on fire !!!

- Required by user Hannu Kukkonen.

In fact, Sweden is much better protected than Finland, thanks to the aid agreement with the United States. And we are just conscientious fools and dare not openly enter into unions. Now Russia can land a couple of amphibious divisions at any time. I don’t know if I’ll wake up that night from the roar of aircraft engines or I’ll just notice that Shostakovich plays Yle, and in the morning there is a live broadcast on TV, which says that Putin is now our new leader.

- the reader with the nickname Stella Polaris is indignant.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 20 February 2021 09: 42
    The fact that European countries are striving for NATO is Russia itself to blame. Russia these countries for such aggressive behavior, only encourages them. Trade, tourism, etc. And if they knew that they would lose, I do not think that they would be so eager to join NATO. Even here in the comments, nobody even discusses what Finland will lose. And because no one has lost anything from Russia when joining NATO!
    1. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 21 February 2021 07: 42
      I wonder what Finland has lost so far is in neutrality.
      But she joined the Germans and lost.
  2. 1536 Offline 1536
    1536 (Eugene) 20 February 2021 10: 10
    Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR signed by V.I. Lenin of December 31, 1917, Finland was granted independence. And since then, this "independent" country has only been engaged in mending provocations and plotting territorial disputes and divisions of land with Russia? Yes, in 1940 they were "attacked", but in response to monstrous provocations, which often end in the death of Soviet people at the hands of saboteurs and people who were simply sick in the head, as well as to the deployment on the territory of German-fascist military bases. It seemed that by the 1970s they had come to their senses, even began to be friends, they looked like a kind of example of interaction between two states with different social systems. But no, the smoking-room is alive. Great again, the same song: "Russian aggression", "two divisions and that's it," a confused head, in a word. You are looking in the wrong direction, dear Finns. You have your old "owner" Sweden sleeping at your side and sees how to repeat the "Swedish way" again. And they will start with you, under a favorable set of circumstances. And where will you be then? No, where is clear, but how long will it last? Well, certainly no more than after the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR. The Swedes will not allow themselves to be mocked, unlike the Russians, who completely believe in friendship and the "three musketeers". Success, in short.
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 20 February 2021 10: 45
    Finland's best defense is its neutrality, especially since the Russian Federation has no territorial claims against Finland. Finland is in NATO, this means Finland, hostile to the Russian Federation, which means that Finland is again stepping on Hitler's rake, since a new Hitler is sitting in Washington and six men are fraught with war ...
  4. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 20 February 2021 11: 20
    Agreements were signed between the USSR and Finland that in the event of a war with NATO, Soviet troops have the right to reach the border with Sweden. And if Finland itself joins NATO, the Aland Islands become the property of the USSR. These treaties were specially concluded to prevent a war between us.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 20 February 2021 11: 55
    I understand that dates are stupid, it is in their interests. But why don't we remember how the Finns attacked Soviet Russia, which had just given them independence, right in the spring of 1918? And they fought until 1920.
    Just look at the Wiki "The First Soviet-Finnish War" (so as not to get too caught up in serious literature). There is enough written there.
    And in 1920. Soviet Russia, according to the same Treaty of Tartu, lost the Pechenga region (and this, for a minute, nickel, when Norilsk was not even in sight), the western part of the Rybachy peninsula and most of the Middle Peninsula.
    So, you need to tell someone to dates: shut up and go.
  6. Robot Bobot Offline Robot Bobot
    Robot Bobot (Robot Bobot Free Thinking Machine) 20 February 2021 12: 27
    What pair of divisions ?! Let's bomb vhlam, uzho tada ...
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 February 2021 14: 35
    "They will land a couple of divisions": the Finns were scared of Russia and wanted to join NATO

    - Yeah ... - it’s hardly worth making jokes and puns about this ... - If Finland suddenly joins NATO (and it will simply be accepted there with open arms); then Russia will have very, very serious problems ...
    - We can only hope for sound mind, sanity and adequacy of the Finnish leadership ...
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  8. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 21 February 2021 00: 03
    It is emphasized that Helsinki can become a full-fledged member of the alliance when it considers it necessary for itself.

    Finnish "hot guys" they are, and it would be desirable and pissy.
    Genetic memory, panima ...
    1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 22 February 2021 20: 25
      I don’t know how it is now and what the Suomi army is like, but at the expense of the "genetic memory" you shouldn’t, the Finns, although you shook off the fighters, fought quite well in the professional sense. And the fact that propaganda covers their inhabitants today is another story, our sofa "adequate" is also enough
      1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 22 February 2021 21: 25
        I do not speak for the Finnish people, I speak for the Finnish rulers.
        Finns are worthy warriors (at least for the last two wars with them), but how did they end for Finland?
        During the Soviet era, the Soviet-Finnish border (after the 45th) was the quietest, according to our border guards.
        We came on cruises to get drunk in Tallinn, all the problems ..
  9. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 21 February 2021 18: 26
    poor Peter having founded the city did not think that the mediocrity authorities would take it practically to the border