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Feb 16, 2021
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Finnish Foreign Minister praised for steadfastness before Lavrov

Onion The Finnish Foreign Ministry Pekka Haavisto made an excellent speech at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said Jussi Lassila, senior researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Relations (UPI).

Finnish Foreign Minister praised for steadfastness before Lavrov

This was reported on February 16 by the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

The journalist noted that Haavisto was the first European minister to visit Russia after the failed visit of the chief of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell. “The meeting showed that Pekka Haavisto endured the heat test. He could not shake the Russian position. However, no one expected this, ”the author emphasized.

According to Lassil, it was not without reason that questions were raised about the opposition policy of Alexei Navalny and illegal actions.

It is noted that the meeting between Lavrov and Haavisto took place on February 15. According to Haavisto, Russia’s decision to expel three EU diplomats from the country in Brussels was disastrous. During a press conference after the meeting, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the participation of a diplomat in unauthorized public actions deprives him of diplomatic immunity.

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