Finland Supports France’s Position on Sending Troops to Ukraine

In recent discussions, Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen expressed openness to the idea of Western countries potentially sending troops to Ukraine under worsening conditions, although Finland is not currently considering this move.

The revised statement reflects Finland’s change in position from the previous European consensus stance against military involvement in Ukraine. The shift is notable following French President Emmanuel Macron’s assertion that France would consider all possible responses should the situation in Ukraine deteriorate further, despite Vladimir Putin’s warning that such actions could escalate tensions, including into a nuclear conflict.

Amidst these developments, financial aid remains a crucial form of support, with Finland contributing more than 0.6 percent of its GDP to Ukraine, surpassing the U.S.’s allocation.