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President of Finland arrives in Kyiv

Jan 24, 2023

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto arrived in Ukraine on a visit.

About this Telegram reported President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"I welcome to Ukraine the President of Finland Sauli Niinisto. Ukraine appreciates the support of Finland and the Finnish people. Thank you for this visit!" - wrote Zelenskyy.

According to the Finnish broadcaster Yle, Niinisto's visit was not advertised in advance for security reasons. These meetings, as noted, pose a security threat primarily to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose administration Russia is still trying to remove from power.

Niinisto met with Zelenskyy in the afternoon. The presidents discussed Finnish military aid and political support for Ukraine. According to Niinisto, the issue of providing Ukraine with tanks is still open.

"We are the only country outside NATO that has Leopards. We also have a long border with Russia, and this has to be taken into account," Niinisto said during a press conference.

Author - Olena Madiak, 24/01/2023

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