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Russia a greater threat to Finland: report

The Russian Federation is escalating its threat to Finland, a new report by the Finnish Institute of Foreign Affairs (FIIA) said.

he report analyses the implications of Russia’s changing activity in Finland’s neighbourhood vis-à-vis energy policy, Arctic policy and Baltic Sea security policy.

“In energy policy, a geoeconomic operation which creates dependencies can be recognised; in the Arctic region, security aspects have gained more weight in Russian policies; and in the Baltic Sea region, risk potential has been activated,” the FIIA report said.

The report concludes by listing the key risks caused by Russia’s changing behaviour and by giving Finland practical policy recommendations to prepare itself for those risks.

“Neighbouring an internally unpredictable Russia that creates international tensions, Finland needs first and foremost to invest in its own society’s resilience and in international cooperation.”

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