RUSSIA is secretly buying up plots of land in Finland to prepare for an invasion, the country’s intelligence service has spectacularly warned.
Security police force SUPO claimed foreigners were purchasing sites in Finland to house Russian troops, according to Finnish tabloid Iltalehti.
A SUPO report submitted to a parliamentary committee reportedly warned: “These measures may be caused by preparations to influence a forthcoming crisis situation. Continue reading
HELSINKI — Finland’s Armed Forces’ commander in chief, President Sauli Niinistö, has entered the debate over whether the Nordic nation should join NATO as a long-term solution to meeting its future defense needs.
The Finnish NATO debate mirrors a similar and even more robust discussion in neighboring non-aligned Sweden, where a number of government and opposition parties see closer ties and membership in the alliance as pivotal to bolstering the country’s overall defense capability and guaranteeing long-term security in the face of Russia’s rearming in the High North. Continue reading