Finland abandoned countermeasures against Moscow, which froze the accounts of diplomatic missions in Russia

The Finnish authorities do not plan to stop the work of the embassy of the republic in Moscow and the consulate general in St. Petersburg in connection with the freezing of accounts of diplomatic missions in Russia. This was stated today, May 17, at a press conference by Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

“There are no plans to close the consulate in St. Petersburg or the embassy in Moscow. At the moment we can continue to work in Russia, but the processing of cash flows will be labor intensive”, — said Haavisto, reports TASS.

When asked if Finland plans to take countermeasures, the Minister of Foreign Affairs replied that the issue would be resolved through diplomacy. According to Haavisto, information about the blocking of accounts was received on April 27. In early May, the Finnish side sent a note to Russia with a request to clarify the situation.

Earlier, the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, citing an email received from the republic’s Foreign Ministry, reported that Russia had blocked the accounts of the republic’s diplomatic missions. We are talking about the accounts of the embassy of the republic in Moscow and the consulate general in St. Petersburg. The Finnish Foreign Ministry noted that they had contacted representatives of the Russian side regarding the blocking of accounts.

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