Helsingin Sanomat reports that Presidents Sauli Niinistö and Petro Poroshenko stated on Tuesday that the sanctions against Russia will not be lifted. Mr Niinistö noted that Finland took part in the EU decision to set the sanctions and respects this decision. Ukraine and Finland also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation regarding energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and alternative energy sources. Mr Niinistö also commented on the war in Eastern Ukraine and stated that Finland supports Ukraine’s territorial autonomy and continues to condemn the occupation of Crimea as unlawful.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat
Journalist: Laura Halminen
Main source: Presidents Sauli Niinistö and Petro Poroshenko