Ukrainian News Agency
July 4, 2022

Finland Proposes To Create NATO Base On Border With Russia

The authorities of the Finnish city of Lappeenranta on the border with Russia are considering the possibility of creating a NATO base in their city after Finland joins the Alliance.

This writes European Pravda with reference to Yle.

“There were proposals, for example, for an airport. It is available if the Defense Forces want it,” Mayor Kimmo Jarva said.

At the same time, according to him, Lappeenranta has not yet discussed with the Defense Forces what investments a possible membership in NATO will bring.

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Yle News
July 4, 2022

Duma chair: Nato bases would not bring security to Finland

The mayor of Lappeenranta, in eastern Finland, has suggested that if it’s necessary, a military base could be set up at the city’s airport.

The Chair of Russia’s State Duma said that setting up Nato military bases in Finland or Sweden “will not protect” the countries, but also endanger those who live near such facilities.

The Duma chair, Vyacheslav Volodin, was responding to a comment by Kimmo Jarva, the mayor of Lappeenranta, a Finnish city near the Russian border. Jarva said that if necessary, the city’s airport could host a Nato military base.