Worries That Putin Wants Finland Next
Finland is concerned about Russian military drills on its boarders. Russia says these are normal exercises that were prep-planned. Finland has been part of Russia for 108 years from 1809 until the end of Russia’s involvement in WWW in 1917.
But experts say that while Moscow appears to have seized another opportunity to flex its muscles, the threat of an armed invasion is very low…
Andrew Kutchins, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the proximity of the drills had made the alarm most palpable in Finland.
“The people of Helsinki are nervous,” he said. “What Putin is doing is sending shock waves through Europe.” However, Kutchins added that the likelihood of immediate military action appeared “very far-fetched.”