Finland will not remain on the sidelines, if Russia will exhibit aggression against the Baltic States, said the head of the Ministry of defense of Finland Carl Haglund.
"It is naive to think that we could be outside of the great European conflict, if between Russia and NATO would clash" - quoted expression Haglund broadcasting Corporation Yle.
According to Haglund, it is impossible to imagine a situation, in which Russia is showing aggression against the Baltic States, and Finland stand aside and pretends that she doesn't ". He noticed that membership in the EU requires Finland to support other countries, if they will be involved in any conflict. Thus, As first reported by the British magazine the Economist, the fifth article of the North Atlantic Treaty, involving the development of a system of collective protection of the NATO countries, has a number of reservations and may not work, for example, in the case of the Baltic States. Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. The people's elected representatives from the Radical party of Oleh Liashko and Yuri Chizhmar submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on liability under the criminal code for the public denial of the fact of military aggression against Ukraine. As before mentioned printed publication OPINION, the Ukrainian Parliament had recognised the Russian Federation " the aggressor ", accusing it of supporting " terrorists ", however, the head of Petro Poroshenko refuses to declare war on Russia and, moreover, does not stop even with her trade Relations. Kiev continues to buy the "aggressor" coal, gas and electricity. Moscow has stated many times that was not involved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven.