The Finnish President called the Kremlin and announced Finland's intention to join NATO


Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told Russian leader Vladimir Putin that he would soon apply for his country to join NATO. The conversation between the two heads of state took place by telephone at the initiative of the Finnish side, as stated in a press release published on May 14 on the website of the President of Finland.


The head of the Scandinavian country told the owner of the Kremlin that Finland, by joining the Alliance, would strengthen its security. Niinistö recalled that even during the first meeting with Putin in 2012, he told him about the desire of every independent country to ensure its security. Therefore, the Finns want to "correctly and professionally" resolve all the "practical issues" that arise in connection with the neighborhood of the Russian Federation. The conversation was "straightforward", but the parties tried to "avoid tension".

The Kremlin website confirmed on the same day that Niinistö called Putin and the leaders of the countries had a "frank exchange of views" on the above issue. The President of Russia called Finland's refusal of neutrality a mistake, since nothing threatens her.

Such a change in the country's foreign policy may have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations, which for many years have been built in the spirit of good neighborliness and partnership cooperation, were mutually beneficial.

- says the communique.

The heads of state also touched upon the situation on Ukrainian territory. According to Putin, Ukraine has actually stopped the negotiation process between Kyiv and Moscow, and "does not show interest in a serious and constructive dialogue."

On May 13, Niinistö announced that he was "not the kind of person who does something from around the corner", so he would call Putin to directly discuss Finland's aspirations for NATO with him. He explained that the turning point for him was December 2021, when Moscow demanded that NATO abandon expansion. Helsinki considered that Moscow encroached on the right of Finland and Sweden to determine their own policies in the field of security. In addition, the start of Russia’s military special operation in Ukraine in February 2022 had an impact on the correctness of the course chosen by Finland.

Note that on May 12, Niinistö and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin made a joint statement about the need to apply for membership in the Alliance. At the same time, Sweden, which, like Finland, has the status of a NATO partner, is also going to make a similar decision in the near future. On May 13, Putin held a meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, at which a comprehensive discussion was held of the risks and threats in connection with the likely entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO. The United States supported Helsinki and Stockholm, while Turkey and Croatia opposed their membership in the Alliance.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 14 May 2022 19: 35
    +1
    The Finnish President called the Kremlin and announced Finland's intention to join NATO

    What to say?! Well done, to be honest, he directly said it as it is. Well, the secondary thing is what and how then .. We are now discussing specific news. And the statement of the head of the neighboring state.
    1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
      Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 14 May 2022 20: 37
      -2
      JASSM flies from Espoo to St. Petersburg in 3-4 minutes...
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 14 May 2022 20: 56
        +3
        Exactly the same amount of time after that Espoo itself lives, and the whole of Finland
        1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
          Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 14 May 2022 22: 23
          -3
          But on this - we will look further
      2. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
        antibi0tikk (Sergei) 15 May 2022 09: 44
        0
        Really? The distance is just over 300 km. The speed of this ... subsonic, less than 1000 km / h. Those. this prodigy will fly for at least 20 minutes. In any case, Iskander flies faster, 2000m/sec.
    2. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) 14 May 2022 20: 56
      -1
      The call is purely forced to correct the situation. The electricity was turned off for non-payment, they don’t give years, we need to talk somehow, the conversation has to be started. Slowly, the topic will be brought out about the sore. On tiptoe he does his own thing.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 May 2022 19: 53
    -3
    The President of Russia called Finland's refusal of neutrality a mistake,

    concern. What else can Putin do? Putin is a weak politician, this once again proves that the cooks and taxi drivers are right!! The gut is thin to hit the table with your fist and let NATO "feed" this Finland.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 14 May 2022 20: 35
      -2
      why not in Ukraine so far?
    2. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
      Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 14 May 2022 20: 36
      -1
      naturally. Ksyusha, Alina, Miller, Sechin... Vanechka wants - but who will give him!
      But in a big way - I spit on you Vova, because I know that you will not do ANYTHING to me! The gut is thin.
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  3. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 14 May 2022 19: 53
    +4
    Finn, you made a mistake, you did worse than you would have hit someone from around the corner alone. By joining NATO, you are obliged to provide your territory to the United States and their weapons. But at the same time you put your people under attack by the Russian Federation, and we will have to defend ourselves and have to burn yours with the Merikans like cockroaches.
  4. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 14 May 2022 20: 31
    0
    After the US exited the INF Treaty, Russia's hands are free to rivet more hypersonic missiles on ground platforms on the northern, western and southern borders and keep this entire European collective farm under constant gunpoint
    1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
      Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 14 May 2022 20: 38
      -3
      What you, however, smart. Have you forgotten about ALINA and KSENIYA?
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 14 May 2022 20: 46
        +2
        I have no idea who they are and why I should remember them
        1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
          Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 14 May 2022 20: 51
          -1
          well then Miller, Sechin, Gref... their name is LEGION!
          1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 14 May 2022 20: 57
            0
            Don't care about them
            1. shvn Offline shvn
              shvn (Vyacheslav) 14 May 2022 21: 06
              +2
              Stanislav, spit on this lion too. Although this is not a lion, but an elk elk))
              1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
                Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 14 May 2022 22: 22
                -4
                Elk Elk has already pointed out to someone in his place. And by the way. very uncomfortable.
              2. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
                Spasatel 15 May 2022 08: 01
                +2
                By the way, a St. Petersburg journalist, God rest his soul, Dmitry Zapolsky wrote about one such "lion":

                He sold himself and his soul to this devil of power, he doomed the country to the dictatorship of coves... He is not a lion, he is just a slop cat who has become the acting head of the pride. It would have been eaten by young males long ago if it were not for the rangers of the national park ...

                Who is this "lion", what do you think?
                1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
                  Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 15 May 2022 08: 37
                  0
                  and who is this zapolsky? another widely known in narrow circles?
                  1. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
                    Spasatel 15 May 2022 08: 44
                    -1
                    Read his book "Putinburg", there are a lot of interesting things ...
  5. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 14 May 2022 20: 42
    -2
    Turkey has shown that it does not intend to follow the lead of other members of the NATO military-political bloc by allowing the Russian Mir payment system to operate on the territory of the country. This opinion was shared with the publication iReactor by an economist, associate professor of the Russian University of Economics. Plekhanov Dmitry Babich.

    The day before, stores in Turkey began to actively install terminals compatible with Mir bank cards. As many as three banks in the country expressed their desire to work with the Russian payment system. This information was confirmed to Izvestia by representatives of the retail chains Adl, Dagi and Pologarage.

    malonerus and the like with two convolutions grunt three times
  6. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 14 May 2022 21: 14
    +3
    Niinistö recalled that even during the first meeting with Putin in 2012, he told him about the desire of every independent country to ensure its security.

    Gold words. In December 2021, Russia demanded a security guarantee for their country. The West refused. Putin said that military-technical measures would be taken. The result is visible in Ukraine.
    Russia also wants to ensure its security. The Finnish president should have been reminded of military-technical measures.

    If Russia wants to ensure its security in the North-West direction, then neither Finland nor the Baltic states will like it.
    1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
      Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 14 May 2022 22: 26
      -3
      I wonder EXACTLY WHICH place will Russia provide? With some kind of Makhnovist-Bandera walk-field, he has not been able to cope for the third month already.
      1. guest Offline guest
        guest 14 May 2022 22: 30
        +3
        Compared to Ukraine, Finland and the Baltic countries are absolutely not a pity to be wiped off the face of the earth.
  7. akm8226 Offline akm8226
    akm8226 14 May 2022 21: 33
    +1
    Moscow encroached ... well, encroached so encroached, it's up to you, hot Finnish guys. Only then do not complain that you were not warned. And yet - why did you have to call the GDP? Permission to ask type? Or a small intestine?
  8. guest Offline guest
    guest 14 May 2022 22: 16
    0
    About people like Sauli Niinistö, Krylov wrote a fable, "Pug and Elephant."
  9. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 14 May 2022 23: 10
    0
    nato so nato ..... in fact nothing will change, they have been partners with nato for so long 1 completely block the border by rail, and reduce the road crossings of the border to one in far Karelia, 2 close the hamina cat, there is nothing to carry there, 3 round timber do not sell, 4 oil and gas at an increased price, 5 place Iskanders with nuclear warheads on the Karelian Isthmus
  10. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 15 May 2022 07: 07
    -1
    All this is the result of Gorbachev's betrayal. Rot him in hell. And so, nothing special, NATO was present in Finland. But Peter really doesn't want an atomic bomb. We will have to strengthen the defense and remove the privileges for the Finns (forest, canal, etc.).
    1. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
      Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 15 May 2022 08: 35
      +3
      but Gorbachev - a holder of the HIGHEST Russian Order of St. Andrew the First-Called, lives happily ever after in Germany PLUS a pension of 1 rubles. security, doctors. drivers...
      Tell WHO wrote him all these benefits. or guess yourself?
  11. Yatva Offline Yatva
    Yatva (I) 15 May 2022 07: 14
    0
    Pig-Ugry go to the slaughter!!!... lol
  12. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 15 May 2022 07: 47
    -1
    After demilitarization - anywhere, even in the ivy league ...
  13. vo2022smysl Offline vo2022smysl
    vo2022smysl (Common sense) 15 May 2022 15: 00
    +1
    Quote: Yuri Bryansky
    All this is the result of Gorbachev's betrayal. Rot him in hell. And so, nothing special, NATO was present in Finland. But Peter really doesn't want an atomic bomb. We will have to strengthen the defense and remove the privileges for the Finns (forest, canal, etc.).

    In fact, Gorbachev "only", figuratively speaking, laid the foundation for subsequent events, and the work was done by three specific characters who signed the Belovezhskaya Accords. Did you remember the main one? winked
  14. Yatva Offline Yatva
    Yatva (I) 15 May 2022 15: 18
    0
    I reported so to speak !!!... - everything is going according to plan !!!...
  15. Come on, get in! Enough hydrogen!
  16. Art Pilot Offline Art Pilot
    Art Pilot (pilot) 15 May 2022 20: 04
    +1
    In one fell swoop, they themselves destroyed both the independence of Finland and its security.
  17. guest Offline guest
    guest 16 May 2022 17: 24
    -1
    Yes, it is strange why Putin did not remind his Finnish counterpart that Finland's entry into NATO contradicts the Paris agreement?
  18. viktor goblin Offline viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 16 May 2022 17: 57
    0
    Another puppet!