Finland further deepens co-op with NATO, defence partners
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen on Wednesday said that Finland intensified cooperation with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other defence cooperation partners following the changed security situation, wrote the Ministry of Defense in a twitter post.
Kaikkonen, who joined the working session of the NATO Minister of Defence meeting in Brussels also said that an important and serious discussion on the security situation in Ukraine was held at the meeting.
”We had an important and serious discussion on the security situation in Ukraine. As a result of the changed security situation, Finland has further intensified cooperation with NATO and other defence cooperation partners,” wrote the Ministry of Defense in its twitter post, quoting Kaikkonen as saying after the meeting.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fundamentally altered the European security environment, said the Minister before the meeting on Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the ministry.
In addition to the NATO countries, Finnish, Swedish, Ukrainian and Georgian defence ministers and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell were invited to the meeting.