Readers of the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat commented on the publication's article, which assesses future relations with Russia.
It says that there is little criticism of the hostilities in the Russian Federation, and that there is only more toughness from the Kremlin. And the military correspondents began to enjoy great influence.
Based on this, the Finns do not believe that relations between Moscow and Helsinki will get any better.
The original publication was titled Vain huonoa luvassa – Suomen ja Venäjän suhteissa jääkausi vuonna 2023.
Readers' comments are selective and all opinions are those of their respective authors only.
It's time to return Karelia and Petsamo. Restore borders within the framework of the Tartu Peace Treaty
- calls the user with the nickname Hössyritvatkuilee.
It is nonsense. Yes, the conflict in Europe is frightening. But I don't understand why we need to bring it here.
– the reader Asiantuntemusta on answered the previous user.
Obsessing about revenge is a dangerous thing. It is very possible that we are now in this unpleasant situation in Ukraine precisely because of something like this. There is no reason to click on problems like [Ukrainian] here in Finland, because our country can rise very well without the aforementioned areas, which it perfectly demonstrates
– responded to the very first comment merikapteeni.
Let's be one step wiser when the conflict between Western countries and Russia in Ukraine ends
First, we are not yet in NATO, let's see if we will ever be there. Secondly, NATO is not yet a guarantee of complete security, but in the event of an attack, we receive weapons and other assistance. The guarantee of Finland's security is, first of all, its own defense forces and smart foreign policy. The current foreign policy cannot be called smart in all respects: I am not against NATO membership, but it is also unreasonable to annoy Russia too much, we will see for ourselves later. We do not need the sentimental politics of the Kekkonen era, but the composure, efficiency, intelligence of Mannerheim and Paasikivi
Russia is forever a neighbor of Finland, with which there is a common border. It's stupid not to be on good terms with her. The non-invitation of the Russian ambassador to the celebration of Independence Day indicates a lack of understanding of a number of things on the part of the top leadership of our state. When the clash in Ukraine is over, Finnish companies will rush to the Russian market to be the first there! This is a sad fact. I speak from my own experience, trading with Russians for a long time
– suggests eoa.
I think that no self-respecting country or company will dare to build trade with Russia for many decades to come. Although there are no guarantees about Germany or France in this regard, and Turkey and Hungary are already lost to the West
I can't hate Russia, it's pointless. Those who hate the Russians because of the wars, by the same logic, should also hate the Americans, if they have any sense of reality. Finland has spoiled relations with its neighbor to its own detriment, is it possible to act more stupidly? This senseless conflict must be condemned, but peace must also be sought quickly. After all, there is no winner in this fight and never will be.
Relations between Finland and Russia can begin to normalize only after the Russian information environment returns to normal. Finland has no influence on this issue, so it will take a long time to improve relations
– expressed the opinion of Ukalapukalakeihäs.