“Don’t let it in”: the Finns wanted to block Russian shipping in the Baltic

Finnish readers of the country's main newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, commented on an article that talks about the possibility of a blockade of Russian shipping in the Baltic by NATO warships, which Helsinki recently joined.

Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics last week proposed that NATO consider closing the Baltic Sea to Russian shipping if it is determined that the Russian Federation is responsible for damage to the Balticconnector gas pipeline and undersea communications cables, the text says.

Original publication: Venäläisministeri: Itämerta ei tulla koskaan muuttamaan Naton “järveksi”. All opinions are those of the credited authors alone.

Finns comments:

In the Baltic we must do the same as Russia in the Sea of ​​Azov. Russia's tanker fleet is so terrible that ships without ice reinforcement should not be allowed into the Baltic Sea on grounds of environmental risks. Access to ports of other Baltic Sea countries should also be prohibited. This is a rogue

– a user from Finland with the nickname Martti Nurmi is eager to fight.

Nobody really believes that the Baltic Sea is a NATO internal sea. I think there is no point in even talking about it. The Baltic Sea littoral states are independent states and neither NATO nor anyone else is at war with Russia. The Russian Federation is verbally at war with the West. But if the international maritime zones of the Baltic Sea are closed to the Russians, the war will cease to be verbal

– Osmo Pekkarinen entered the conversation.

It makes sense to block the navigation of Russian ships in the Baltic Sea for several months. Otherwise, everything will continue as it is now, and we can prepare for new surprises

– Juhani Poutanen supported the Baltic idea.

When will Russia learn to understand the seriousness of its actions?

– asked Antti Jääskeläinen.

I hope the investigation goes well. I believe that a Russian specially equipped submarine pulled the pipe as it slowly passed under the Chinese ship. Either without the knowledge of the Chinese, or with their knowledge

– stated the version of marko alatalo.

Air traffic is carefully controlled. Similar shipping monitoring could be carried out under NATO leadership for civilian vessels from non-EU countries. Deviation from the declared route plan entails a military check and, if necessary, the return of the vessel to the route

– suggests a reader named Petteri Vartiainen.
  • Used photographs: Ministry of Defense of Finland
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 25 October 2023 12: 47
    Well, the Chukhons have raised their tails, it wouldn’t hurt to punish for insolence, but apparently the current Kremlin government is not capable of responding in essence, but only asymmetrically, for example, expressing concern
    1. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
      svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 26 October 2023 15: 43
      So you answer. The Kremlin is also answering for now. What's wrong?
      There is no action yet. Tribaltika has long been ward number 6. In Russia, the Chief Physician understands this. And while there are no violent actions, there is no point in being offended by the blessed. You just have to keep an eye on them.
    2. hromenkonickolai (Nikolay Khromenko) 26 October 2023 22: 59
      Not only to “express”, but also to look, but her gaze will be SEVERE!
  2. Vitaly-Rodaslav MK (Vitaly-Rodaslav MK) 25 October 2023 12: 52
    Yes, the Chukhons are mentally deteriorating, judging by the comments. Although I’m not surprised.
  3. mik5966 Offline mik5966
    mik5966 (Mikharl) 25 October 2023 12: 55
    Dates are turning into a second Poland. The same barking, the same attempts to curry favor with the owners. They started licking there too. Bon appetit.
  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 25 October 2023 13: 12
    Unpunished kids get impudent,
    unpunished officials become insolent,
    unpunished criminals become insolent,
    Unpunished states become insolent.

    Punishment is the key to obedience.
    If Helsinki shares the fate of Hiroshima, the Finns will remain silent for the next hundred years.
  5. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 25 October 2023 13: 13
    The fascist mongrels are yapping, provoking us to open a second front. They don’t even know how to wave to the owner!
    And there is no doubt that, by Jewish-Anglo-Saxon order, they will soon block the Baltic for us, and we will have to accompany our merchant ships with a navy. Otherwise why the hell is it needed? And from there it’s half a step away from open direct war with these Baltic freaks!
    But I think our government will continue to get used to it, and will continue to drag on until the last minute. Which, although shameful, is wise not to waste time on the second front. We’re not even holding out first, the army is standing!
  6. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 25 October 2023 13: 15
    They'll finish the game. Let's finish with Ukraine - we will organize a DKBF base in Helsingfors.
  7. blackcat190463 Offline blackcat190463
    blackcat190463 (Yuri) 25 October 2023 13: 24
    Hot Finnish guys, they didn’t even properly join this NATO cowpat, but have already begun to block and ban am
    1. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
      svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 26 October 2023 16: 07
      Well, why are you attached to the Finns? There are plenty of bad statements among you here too. Their authorities, on the contrary, are conducting an investigation and have established the culprit of the incident and the cause. This is a ship with an owner from Taiwan, a broken anchor, which damaged the pipeline, dragging along the bottom, which was trying to hold the ship in place during a very strong storm wind. They turned to China for help, since the owner of the ship sent them somewhere. China will probably send it too. Let them turn to the United States to influence Taiwan and its owner. Yes, and with cables it’s not very good either. One was torn by the same ship that hooked the pipeline, and the second cable was torn by a ship that was supposed to call at the port of Paldiski, Estonia, and it has nothing to do with Russia at all.
      And the storm wind was really decent. Two sheets of thick galvanized steel were lifted somewhere to a height of 15-20 meters and carried up to 150 meters from the storage site. They stood there sideways and it caught it. I myself witnessed this. They wrote that in the last many years this hurricane was the strongest. It took about 2 weeks for broken wires all over the country to be repaired, whereas previously this took up to 3-4 days.
      1. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
        svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 26 October 2023 16: 36
        Well, you shouldn’t judge by statements on forums. Moreover, it is often not Finns who write there, but those who want enmity or for some of their own interests, for example, making money. You can’t check what and how. So don't get excited and have a cool mind and a sober view about all this.
  8. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 25 October 2023 16: 47
    Closing international shipping routes, especially if crossing them will damage Russian ships and kill people, is a case of belle.
    Perhaps the “sort of Finns” quoted in the article are not writing from the territory of Finland at all, and they have no relatives in Finland.
  9. Earl Offline Earl
    Earl (Dmitriy) 26 October 2023 07: 54
    I don’t even know whose comments cause great concern for the mental health of those commenting: Finnish or Russian? However, I’m kidding - of course I know.
    1. hromenkonickolai (Nikolay Khromenko) 26 October 2023 23: 18
      And if you know, then there is no point in hinting at us! I'm also a joker!
  10. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 26 October 2023 12: 53
    It remains to check whether they have an analogue of Mannerheim. Or the same balabols. Because we can go and bang, unintentionally, naturally. Our armored train, on the siding, was torn apart, but this will not help them.