Finland to send military assistance aid to Ukraine

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Finland has announced that it plans to back Ukraine by participating in the EU Military Assistance Mission.

The Mission aims to help regenerate the Ukrainian Armed Forces through large-scale training. It was launched on October 17 by the Foreign Affairs Council in response to Ukraine’s urgent request for support while it defends itself against Russia.

The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy met to discuss the Finnish Defence Forces’ participation in international exercises, intelligence issues and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

At the meeting, which was chaired today, Friday, October 28, President and the Committee decided that Finland will prepare to participate in the EU Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM Ukraine).

The President and the Ministerial Committee also discussed Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine and the security situation in Europe and had a preliminary discussion on the priorities for civilian and military intelligence in 2023.

Finland’s decision to apply for NATO membership, deepening bilateral and multilateral defence cooperation and the fundamental change in the security environment following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affect the foundations of international exercises.

This change requires active and deepening international exercise cooperation, which will also strengthen Finland’s defence and regional security.