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Door for Diplomacy on Ukraine Is Open, Finland’s Haavisto Says

  • EU’s reaction to any Russian attack will be ‘strong’: Haavisto
  • Finnish foreign minister spoke in interview on Bloomberg TV
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WATCH: Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto discusses the possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Finland joining NATO and how Europe should respond to Russia’s moves. Source: Bloomberg 

There’s still time to dial back the tension between Russia and Ukraine, backed by western countries, according to Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

“There will be a strong reaction by the European Union if any violent attacks against Ukraine will happen, but I think the door for diplomacy is still open and it’s very important to use that,” Haavisto said in an interview on Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. “In these kinds of circumstances we have to be ready for everything.”