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Finland Seized Over 800 Russian Freight Cars Over EU Sanctions


Finland has seized nearly a thousand Russian freight cars as a result of EU sanctions, Reuters reported on Tuesday, June 5. It is alleged that the Finnish bailiff service informed the agency about the freezing of assets of several dozen individuals and companies from Russia and Belarus in accordance with EU sanctions. Among them were

Finland Lifted All Restrictions on Country Entry for Russians


Finland, from Friday, July 1, removes all coronavirus restrictions on entry into the country for all tourists, including Russians.  Thus, when crossing the border, all travelers from third countries are exempt from presenting a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 and passing tests for coronavirus. They will only need a valid visa to enter the country.

Russian Security Chief: West Needs Ukraine as Counterweight to Russia


Russia will be obliged to respond to the threat from NATO in the event of an expansion of the alliance’s infrastructure in Finland and Sweden, Russian Security Council Secretary, Nikolai Patrushev, said.  “In the event of the expansion of the alliance’s military infrastructure on the territory of Finland and Sweden, Russia will perceive this as

Finland Seized Over $80 Million in Russian Property 


Due to the EU sanctions, Finland has arrested a large amount of Russian property, including real estate such as seaside villas, industrial raw materials, more than a dozen yachts, and over 1,000 freight train cars.   It is specified that Finnish authorities currently hold frozen assets worth more than 80 million euros due to punitive sanctions

Finland and Sweden Help NATO Move Closer to Russia


Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, said on Thursday, May 19, that Helsinki is opposed to NATO deploying nuclear weapons or establishing bases inside Finland if it joins the military alliance. Swedish Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, has also said Sweden doesn’t plan on hosting NATO nuclear weapons or bases.  Finland and Sweden formally applied to join

Russia to Stop Gas Supplies to Finland Tomorrow Morning


Gas supplies from Russia to Finland will stop at 7 am this Saturday, as reported by the ‘Gasum’ Finnish company.   “In the afternoon on Friday, May 20, Gazprom Export informed Gasum that natural gas supplies to Finland under the agreement will be terminated on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 07.00,” the message reads. Gasum Oy

Russia Takes Finland’s NATO Membership as Threat, Requiring Reaction – Foreign Ministry Says


Today, on May 12, Finland expressed an open intention to apply for NATO membership, which was stated in a joint statement by the country’s president, Sauli Niinisto, and Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Russia gave an immediate reaction, confirming its initial concern about the issue.  “During this spring, an important discussion on Finland’s possible NATO membership