Minister for Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen does not see signs of improvement in the Ukraine crisis. « Russia thinks geopolitics is now more important than economic stability, » he says. The Minister does not consider lifting sanctions an option. Still, he urges Finnish companies to aim for the Russian markets. « 95% of our exports are not affected by the sanctions, » Mr Mykkänen points out. This autumn, Minister Mykkänen is restarting the Finnish-Russian economic commission for the first time in three years.
Media: MTV – Finland
Main source: Minister for Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen