President Sauli Niinistö estimated in an interview with YLE’s A-studio that the events in Paris have brought Russia and the West closer. « It is clear that we are building a new kind of bridge, » he said. President Niinistö believes that the chances for collaboration between the EU, US and Russia are now better than before. He believes that France’s request for military assistance could strengthen European defence collaboration, but it will be a long process. The President added that Finns have no reason to fear terrorism.
- Media: Aamulehti
- Date: 18.11.2015
- Journalist: STT
- Main source: President Sauli Niinistö