Quote:Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that he holds the same view as Russia's army commander Nikolai Makarov in the case of a hypothetical Finnish NATO membership.
Putin says Russia will react appropriately if such missile systems deployed so that it threatens national security. He said that Russia will retaliate if necessary.
Quote:President Niinistö and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are to play hockey, as reported. The two heads of state meet at the seaside resort of Igora near St. Petersburg today.
The leisure center is a winter sports center that is used year round. In ice hockey hall has already hoisted Finnish and Russian flags in the international spirit.
Putin proposed the hockey game for Niinistö in the men's shared lunch on Thursday. Niinistö said he had seen Putin in the rink before.
-We should play some day, Putin suggested.
The hockey game starts after the official end of the program, which is Niinistö's and Putin's first private meeting. On the agenda are trade-related issues.
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