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Finns are ready to fight any Russian attack, says armed forces chief


Finland has prepared for decades for a Russian attack and would put up stiff resistance should one occur, its armed forces chief has said. But aside from the military hardware, Gen Timo Kivinen said, a crucial factor is that Finns would be motivated to fight. Finland fought two wars in the 1940s against its eastern neighbour, with which it shares a 1,300-km (810-mile) border. Once a non-aligned country, it is now applying to join the Nato military alliance over concerns that Russia could invade like it did Ukraine on 24 February. “We have systematically developed our military defence precisely for this type of warfare that is being waged there [in Ukraine], with a massive use of firepower, armoured forces and also air forces,” Kivinen said.


Source: The Guardian June 23, 2022 16:40 UTC



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