Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine in breach of the UN Charter and international law. Finland strongly condemns Russia’s military actions in Ukraine and unequivocally supports Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, self-determination and territorial integrity.

Finland’s foreign policy leadership is closely monitoring Russia’s actions and the security situation in Europe. Finland is responding to Russia’s actions as part of the European Union.

Impacts of the war and Finland’s activities by ministry

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has a wide range of direct and indirect impacts on Finland. Finland is working to help Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

The ministries have put together information about the measures Finland is taking and the effects the invasion is having on the different administrative branches.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Information on sanctions and export controls, travel advice.

Ministry of the Interior
Information on immigration, border control, civilian assistance, national security, measures to protect the population and rescue services.

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Information on energy, security of supply, impacts on businesses and cooperation at external borders.

Ministry of Finance
Information on the Finnish economy and financial system, public sector ICT infrastructure and digital services.

Ministry of Defence
Information on Finland's defence materiel assistance to Ukraine.

Ministry of Education and Culture
Information from the administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture.