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President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss Russia’s attack on Ukraine and government report on changes in the security environment

Government Communications Department
Publication date 8.4.2022 15.51 | Published in English on 8.4.2022 at 19.07
Press release 236/2022
Stock photo of President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy

On Friday 8 April, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the security situation in Europe.

The meeting agreed that Finland will expel two members of the sent personnel of the Embassy of Russia in Helsinki. In addition, the extension of the visa of one person working in the Russian Embassy has been refused. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will notify the Russian Ambassador of the matter. This is in line with the actions taken by other Member States of the European Union. Expulsion decisions fall under the competence of national authorities, and each Member State acts based on its own analysis of the situation.

The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy also discussed the government report on changes in the security environment.

Inquiries: Tanja Jääskeläinen, Deputy Director General, tel. +358 295 350 303, Mikko Kivikoski, Deputy Director General (Russia and Ukraine), tel. +358 295 350 773, Salla Sammalkivi, Head of Unit, tel. +358 295 350 020, Lauri Hirvonen, Counsellor, tel. +358 295 350 063 (report on the current security environment), Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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