The Ministry of Defense of Finland for the first time published data on the activities of the country’s military intelligence.
The document pays special attention to Russia. In particular, it is noted that “Moscow has demonstrated its ability and readiness to use, where necessary, including Europe, armed forces to achieve its goals.”
The general state of affairs in the region was called the “renaissance of power politics”. The report claims that both Russia and NATO have deployed powerful and technologically advanced weapons systems in Finland’s neighboring areas, as well as improved the combat readiness and force projection capabilities of their armed forces.
Earlier, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian Armed Forces should be prepared for the fact that NATO military exercises will go according to the scenario of “unfavorable development”. According to him, the Russian military needs to prepare for a rapid response, since the situation in the areas of the Defender Europe exercises can develop unpredictably. In this regard, the Minister gave the order to closely monitor the actions of the North Atlantic Alliance.