Finland joined the British-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) today. Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini says there is no need to dramatise the matter but that the goal is to simply strengthen security. Mr Soini does not wish to speculate in what kinds of situations the troops could in the future be used but states that it is important that Finland is involved in extensive cooperation that it can benefit from in the form of training and new information.
Journalist: Johannes Ijäs
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini