Finland's Sauli Niinistoe and Russia's Vladimir Putin

Finland's Sauli Niinistoe and Russia's Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greets Finnish President Sauli Niinistoe in Sochi on Aug. 15, 2014. Niinistoe urged the European Union to step up its focus on defense spending amid an escalating crisis in Ukraine.