Ukraine, Marin: “Way out of war? If Russia withdraws” – Video

The Finnish premier: “Turkey? We respect the agreements”

“The way out of the conflict is for Russia to leave Ukraine. This is the way out of the war.” This is how Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin comments, on the sidelines of the informal European Council in Prague, the statements of American President Joe Biden, who said that the US is trying to understand what is a way out of the war for Vladimir Putin, given that the risk of a nuclear “Armageddon” is at its highest since the missile crisis in Cuba in 1962, when the United States and the USSR risked open warfare.

“I discussed yesterday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: he told me” that Finland’s membership of NATO “is not a problem”, he adds. “We have negotiated and we respect the agreements – he adds – we hope that Turkey ratifies our membership as soon as possible”.

Ankara has a problem with Sweden, Erdogan reiterated last night, because of the “terrorists”, as he defines the Kurdish independence activists, who in the Scandinavian country can “demonstrate in the streets” and are “present in Parliament”. Marin said he did not want to comment on relations between Stockholm and Ankara, but stressed that for the security of Northern Europe “it is very important that Sweden and Finland join NATO”.