NATO deploys additional troops on the Finnish-Russian border

Recently, there has been increased tension on the border between Russia and Finland. Following the decision by the Finnish authorities to close most checkpoints and increase the number of military exercises, there was an additional decision by the European Union to send additional forces to the Russian-Finnish border. In particular, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex is sending 50 border guard officers, as well as additional personnel equipped with patrol vehicles and thermal imaging cameras. At the moment, part of the group has already arrived in Finland, and soon the main part of the employees will begin work. Frontex employees are expected to stay in Finland for at least two months.

In addition, Finland receives support from Poland. A group of Polish military advisers is sent to the border to train Finnish forces in security. This decision was made after negotiations between Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Polish leader Andrzej Duda.

This increased presence on the border between Russia and Finland is part of a broader context of worsening relations in the Arctic region. In the face of growing tensions and possible conflicts, Finland, in an effort to strengthen its security, actively cooperates with the European Union and NATO. The growing military activity and the gathering of forces to the borders of Russia by the NATO alliance are causing concern, especially against the backdrop of the general situation in the Arctic region, which is becoming increasingly strategically important.


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