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Finland wants extra soldiers because of the threats Russia

Finland wants extra soldiers because of the threats Russia

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In connection with escalating tensions in the regions to the Baltic sea and a larger threat from Russia, the government of Finland the armed forces with fifty thousand soldiers to strengthen.

The Finnish armed forces, the decision about 230.000 man. For increasing the preparedness is starting next year and every year 55 million euro will be allocated.

After the Russian annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the east of Ukraine, the security situation in Finland has deteriorated, says the government. According to Finland seeks Russia seeks possibilities of NATO to the Baltic States and Eastern Europe to defend it.

Finland is not a member of NATO, but it has the cooperation with the United States on security enhanced. The country also wants more intensively with other Nordic countries to work together.

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