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Minister of Defence Kaikkonen to attend NATO defence minister meeting

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 14.6.2022 15.15 | Published in English on 14.6.2022 at 15.20
Press release

Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen will participate in a working dinner of NATO's defence minister meeting on Wednesday 15 June. The ministers will discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its effects on European security.

In addition to the NATO countries, Finnish, Swedish, Georgian and Ukrainian defence ministers and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell have been invited to the meeting. The meeting will be held at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

"I look forward to an important and serious discussion on the security situation in Europe", says Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen.

Minister Kaikkonen will also attend the Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting at the NATO Headquarters on 15 June, hosted by the United States. The meeting will focus on the situation in Ukraine and the support given to the country. Led by the United States, the Ukraine Defense Contact Group is a group of over 40 countries that is coordinating the delivery of armed assistance to Ukraine.

Minister Kaikkonen will also have several bilateral meetings during his visit, including a meeting with Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Oleksii Reznikov.

Inquiries: Senior Specialist Samuli Puhakka on the working dinner for NATO's defence ministers, tel. +358 295 140 089, and Director General Janne Kuusela on the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, tel. +358 295 140 300, and Head of Communications Kristian Vakkuri on communications matters, tel. +358 295 140 123.

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