WEF 2023: Interview with Finland’s Foreign Minister

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In the Winter War of 1939, Russia attacked Finland: “We know that we can defend ourselves in the event of an attack,” says Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, looking back at history. (Salen, Sweden, January 8, 2023)

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We meet Pekka Haavisto at Ukraine House on Davos Promenade. The atrocities of war are shown here in a drastic way in exhibitions and video installations. The Finnish Foreign Minister has come to pledge his country’s continued support to Ukraine. In addition, the Green politician from the government of Prime Minister Sanna Marin has repeatedly pointed out that the war also endangers the environment – especially if a nuclear power plant is damaged.