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Winner of Finnish presidential election expresses support for Ukraine

Feb 12, 2024

Alexander Stubb, who won the presidential election in Finland, reaffirmed his support for Ukraine, which is repelling Russia's large-scale military aggression. He noted that his country's assistance to Kyiv would continue.

This was reported by Yle.


After the announcement of the results of the second round of the presidential election in Finland, in which former Prime Minister Stubb of the Coalition Party defeated his main opponent, former Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, by 51.6% to 48.4%, the winner answered questions from the media about his position, in particular, regarding assistance to Ukraine.

According to Stubb, Finland's "strong support" for Ukraine will continue in the future.

He also spoke about Helsinki's role in the North Atlantic Alliance and noted that security is an existential issue for Finland, and called NATO the strongest defense alliance in the world.

According to Strubb, the country's membership in the alliance is an advantage for NATO.

At the same time, answering journalists' questions about whether he could become the "voice" of the North Atlantic Alliance towards Russia, Stubb said he did not believe he could do so.

As a reminder, the first round of elections in Finland ended on January 28. On February 11, the results of the second round were announced, in which former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb won, beating former Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 12/02/2024

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