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President preaches peace – and happiness – on Ukraine mission

President Sauli Niistö has said that "nothing is more valuable than peace" and that Finland supports Ukraine in "solidarity", even as it's locked in a slow-burning...

President Niinistö starts Ukraine visit with Russia on the agenda

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö starts a two-day official visit to Ukraine today. The main set-piece event will be a meeting on Thursday afternoon with his opposite...

Niinistö: Finland’s relations with Russia are no different than other Nordic...

President Sauli Niinistö held an hour-long bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. The meeting was held in the sidelines of the...

Finland criticises Russia on 5th anniversary of Crimea invasion

The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a strongly-worded rebuke of Russia, reaffirming support for sanctions and criticising the country's human rights record. The...

Government “deeply concerned” about Russia-Ukraine tensions

The Finnish government says it is "deeply concerned" about an escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Posting on Twitter, Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) says...

Ukraine Adopts Finland’s Baby Box

Ukraine has become the latest country to introduce a baby box for all newborns, modeled on the original Finnish concept. From 1st September, all families...

Ukraine Defence Minister In Helsinki For Talks

The Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak is in Helsinki today, for talks with his Finnish counterpart Jussi Niinistö (Blue). The pair are discussing the current...