During a visit to Kyiv on Thursday, Finnish Prime Minister Sanaa Marin said it would take decades for Russia to repair its position in the world after the invasion of Ukraine.
In a press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shamihal, Marines described Russia’s war in Ukraine as a “turning point” for Europe.
He said the conflict had “profoundly changed the European security environment, as well as our perceptions of Russia”.
“Confidence is lost for generations,” Marin said.
His visit comes after Finland and neighboring Sweden submitted a historic request to join NATO in the wake of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine on February 24.
During his visit, the Marines visited the cities of Irpin and Bucha on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, where Russian troops have been accused of killing civilians.
He also met with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk.
In a statement issued after the visit, he said it was important for the European Union to remain united, courageous and determined in the face of Russian aggression.
He supported the close integration of Kiev
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