Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met on Tuesday in Moscow and announced that the border stations in Salla and Raja-Jooseppi will be closed for the next six months from other than Finnish, Russian and Belarusian citizens. President Niinistö believes this will be done as soon as possible. President Niinistö is satisfied with the agreement. In addition, President Putin thoroughly evaluated the situation in Syria to President Niinistö. The Finnish President also commented on the terrorist attack in Brussels. He said that Finns should be vigilant, and be prepared for that something like this could also happen in Finland. He is hopeful that Finland can approach these questions and safeguard its citizens so that basic values are maintained.
Journalist: Jussi Niemeläinen
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö