Finnish President, Sweden’s King swiftly leave Baltic Sea island as Russian navy approach

Via UK media:

  • President of Finland and his wife abruptly flew out off the Baltic island chain
  • Strategic Åland islands are a demilitarised and vulnerable region of Finland
  • Hours before Putin had issued veiled threat about retaking Russian lands
  • Russian navy had been spotted in the Baltic near the undefended islands
  • The Baltic has been very tense since Finland and Sweden applied to join NATO


  • innish President Sauli Niinistö and wife Jenni Haukio… had been due to have dinner with Sweden’s King Carl Gustav XVI and Queen Silvia but that was cancelled.
  • Sweden’s royal pair stayed on and attended the opening of an evening concert but left part-way through


  • Local news sites reported Russian frigates had begun a drill in the Baltic Sea off the enclave of Kaliningrad. Nato are also conducting exercises in the region.

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There is not much margin for error in this ongoing tension.

sweden finland russia nato 10 June 2022
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