Foreign Ministry's press releases
Finland to attend a meeting of Nordic foreign ministers (N5)
The first meeting of foreign ministers under Norway's presidency of the Nordic (N5) cooperation on foreign and security policy will be held as a virtual meeting on 8 March. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will represent Finland at the meeting.
Development ministers to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ukraine
EU development ministers will hold an informal meeting in Montpellier, France, on 7 March 2022. The meeting will focus on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and on the EU’s actions in the current situation. Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will represent Finland at the meeting.
EU imposes new sanctions on Belarus due to its involvement in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
The European Union responded to Belarus’ involvement in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by imposing new sanctions on it. The EU Member States approved further sanctions against Belarus on 2 March 2022. These sanctions complement the sanctions adopted on 24 June 2021.
Foreign Minister Haavisto to meet Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Wopke Hoekstra, who will pay a visit to Helsinki on 7 March. At their meeting, the Ministers will focus on the Ukraine crisis and the rapidly changing security situation in Europe.
Minister Haavisto to attend meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs and meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Council
On Friday 4 March 2022, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.
Decree on the implementation of the Decision and Regulation of the Council of the European Union concerning restrictive measures in view of actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine
On 28 February 2022, the Finnish Government issued the Decree on the implementation of the Decision and Regulation of the Council of the European Union concerning restrictive measures in view of actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine.
Finland sends additional aid to Ukraine
On the proposal of the Government, the President of the Republic decided today that Finland will increase its aid to Ukraine and also provide military protective equipment to assist the country. The aid is granted under the Act on the Making of Decisions Concerning the Provision of and Request for International Assistance. The Ministry of Defence is the authority responsible for the aid.
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