Finnish politician: Russia is a threat, so you need to be friends with it

Russia is the only threat to Finland's security. This is the opinion contained in a new article by the Finnish MP Atte Kaleva, which is published by the web resource

Russia is once an imperialist superpower, now in decline, whose weight at high tables means less and less. This upsets Moscow because the former great powers are most vulnerable. It is necessary to prove to the world, and above all, to our own internal public, that rumors about the death of the empire are premature

- the text says.

The author believes that "from the point of view of Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin, Europe is also weak." And the Russian Federation still has every opportunity to act as a regional power.

With regard to Finland, this tactic was allegedly reflected in the acquisition by the Russians of plots of land that “are suitable for the construction of military bases.” * These actions, according to the author, are intended to test whether the Finns are vigilant enough, as well as to assess their reaction to this.

In addition, Atte Kaleva argues that Russia would be happy to see Europe, or at least part of it, as its own backyard.

The Finnish MP reminds that at the same time the United States is paying more and more attention to China and Asia as a whole. Washington's demands on European states to take responsibility for their own defense are not linked specifically to the presidency of Donald Trump.

For Finland, Russia is a constant threat. This will continue to be so. It is in Finland's interests that we have friendly and working relations with our neighbor, even though the importance of Russia as a trading partner was much higher in the past. However, neighbors should not be allowed to interfere in our affairs. Russia has no right to tell us anything in matters of diplomacy or security. Moscow understood this, and in Russian defense analytics Finland is already considered a NATO country

- says the Finnish politician.

He recalled that even a weak Russia is still a regional and military power. In all eras, it will remain a neighbor with which the Land of a Thousand Lakes has a long land border. But Finland is a Nordic country and belongs to the Western community in terms of values. From time immemorial, Russian leaders have despised weakness and Finns should not be weak, the politician emphasizes.

* We are talking about a spy story, popular a few years ago, that Russians allegedly bought real estate near military and other strategically important facilities in Finland.
  • Used photographs: Ministry of Defense of Finland
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  1. Vladislav N. Offline Vladislav N.
    Vladislav N. (Vlad) 10 December 2021 08: 40
    They pulled this Russophobic monkey by the tail, she voiced the text that was given to her.
    Spit and grind.
  2. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 10 December 2021 10: 46
    The Finnish deputy is right - his country should be strong, only in this case the Russians will want to maintain normal relations with it, they are friends only with the strong.
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    2. S WITH Offline S WITH
      S WITH (N S) 11 December 2021 23: 52
      RF is friends with friends and not with US mongrels
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 12 December 2021 18: 03
        Yeah, and the Russian Federation has all worthy friends - Syria, Iran, Venezuela ... wink
  3. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 10 December 2021 16: 07
    Most importantly, remove the Finns' covid barriers. Give the shuttle traders and residents of the Leningrad Region, Karelia, the Murmansk Region the opportunity to enjoy milk, high-quality alcohol, junk, high-quality shoes, spas, cottages and ski walks in clean forests!
    1. S WITH Offline S WITH
      S WITH (N S) 11 December 2021 23: 51
      you are wrong, no one goes there, everything is more expensive there, these are the Balts and the Finns who go to Russia for goods
      1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
        gunnerminer (gunner miner) 12 December 2021 01: 24
        Take out a loan, buy a reserved seat ticket. Come to the northern capital, you will see everything with your own eyes.
  4. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 11 December 2021 23: 50
    that's exactly the Finka is a voluntary US colony (they ordered clowns for disabled f35) and therefore I think the nuclear Iskander are already targeting it, if the Finns from this live more interesting and brighter, this is their right. but the Ross market should be closed for them, their firms should be ruined and bought out on the cheap. let the Americans contain them.