The Minister of Defense of Finland Jussi Niinistö denies previously disseminated information on the deployment of rapid reaction troops on the border with Russia, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the local newspaper Yle.
According to the Minister of Defense, the message about strengthening the border with Russia is a “newspaper canard.” “Finland is not going to move its troops anywhere,” he said.
In addition, the official denied the information about him giving an interview to the American tabloid Defense News, who distributed information about the deployment of the RRU of Finland near the border with Russia.
Niynistё believes that the false information was disseminated after his participation in a panel discussion in Pori last Friday. During the event there were discussed the issues related to defense. In particular, there was raised the issue of general readiness for defense and how defense capability has increased its significance during the war of Russia against Ukraine.
It should be recalled that on July 20 we reported that Finland intended to deploy rapid reaction units along the border with Russia.