President Sauli Niinistö was forced to correct a statement about a fighter jet deal made by US President Donald Trump during a press conference after the presidents’ meeting in Washington on 28 August. At the press conference, Mr Trump stated that Finland was buying several F-18 fighter jets and other military equipment from the United States. Directly after the press conference Mr Niinistö posted a message on Twitter stating that the news about the F-18 jets is a canard.
Journalist: Jari Himanen
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö