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Telephone conversation with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö

August 21, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the Finnish side’s initiative.

When discussing developments in Belarus, Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s well-known position, emphasising, in particular, that meddling in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and attempting to exert external pressure on the legitimate authorities are unacceptable. Both sides expressed interest in seeing the situation in the republic return to normal as soon as possible.

Certain current issues of Russian-Finnish relations were also discussed.

August 21, 2020