Finland does not have any desire to join NATO in the upcoming years because of Russia’s position, President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Helsinki on Friday.
“The Russians have made it quite clear that when they look across the border, they see Finns. If we were in Nato, they would see enemies. That is their position,” he said.
The President says that one must be cautious when meeting with Russia’s Putin, yle.fi reported.
“We cannot change geography. We are neighbours and we have a shared 1,300-kilometre border. This is about as long a border as we have with other EU and Nato countries put together.”