According to Finnish Defense Chief Timo Kivinen, in the event of a Russian attack, the republic is ready to wage war with its eastern neighbor and will put up stiff resistance to the Russian army.
Among the key factors for the potential success of the Finnish army in the framework of such a conflict, Kivinen called the power of weapons and the motivation of the Finns to defend their territory.
“We systematically developed our military defense precisely for the type of hostilities that are being conducted there (in Ukraine), with massive use of firepower, armored vehicles, and aviation,” the defense chief emphasized in an interview with Reuters.
According to Kivinen, the events in Ukraine showed the Finnish side that "the most important line of defense is between our ears." Finland's accession to NATO, according to the military figure, will also be a defense advantage for the country.
At the request of Ukraine, Turkey detained a Russian-flagged cargo ship as it was carrying grain from the port of Berdyansk. The problem will exacerbate when Recep Erdogan leaves politics.