Experts: Appointment of new Russian ambassador signals Finland’s importance to its eastern neighbour

Summary:
The appointment of high-level diplomat Pavel Kuznetsov as Russia’s new ambassador to Finland signals that Finland is an important neighbour to Russia, estimate former diplomat Heikki Talvitie and Jussi Lassila, Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Mr Kuznetsov has worked at the embassy in Helsinki in the 80s and 90s and also speaks Finnish. Mr Talvitie estimates that, in the current situation, it is good that he is already well known in Finland.

Media:  Karjalainen
Date: 15.8.2017
Journalist: STT
Main source: Former diplomat Heikki Talvitie and Jussi Lassila, Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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