NewsNew Finnish president Alexander Stubb warns: West's existence at risk without strong support for Ukraine

New Finnish president Alexander Stubb warns: West's existence at risk without strong support for Ukraine

Alexander Stubb
Alexander Stubb
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8:28 AM EST, February 19, 2024

The future Finnish leader strongly urged European nations to lend their assistance to Ukraine economically and militarily in his Sunday appeal, according to the Turkey-based agency, Anadolu, citing Finland's National Broadcasting Company (YLE). Stubb noted that any failure to help could potentially result in grave consequences.

At the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Stubb stated, "If the West fails to support Ukraine, its existence would be at risk." He added assertively, "The only language Putin understands (Russian President Vladimir) is one of strength. Show any softness or weakness, and he will pounce."

The Munich Security Conference marked Stubb's public debut since his presidential victory. The Finnish President-to-be emphasized the necessity for Moscow to be held accountable for their invasion of Ukraine and the demise of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as reported by YLE. However, he conceded that this would be an extraordinarily challenging task.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed the accusations made by the Finnish politician as a "revelation of self." According to the Anadolu report, the Moscow administration highlighted that no forensic investigations were underway yet. Alexander Stubb is set to assume office, replacing the incumbent Finnish president, Sauli Niinisto, this coming March.

Source: Anadolu

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