Finland’s foreign policy leadership states that Russia and the al-Assad regime carry the main responsibility for the escalation of the conflict and civilian suffering in Aleppo. Finland demands that parties immediately desists from military action, enable delivery of humanitarian aid and commit to advancing a political solution. In addition, suspected war crimes should be investigated and the perpetrators be brought to justice. According to Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, thousands may die and Aleppo collapse in a month or two if there is no change to the situation.
Media: Turun Sanomat
Journalist: STT / Riku Roslund
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini