Finland will impose no additional sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow’s ban of food imports from some EU countries, said Finnish Prime Minister before the presidents of the two countries are set to meet on Friday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The Russian President will meet his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinist in Sochi, on Russia’s Black Sea coast, where Putin has a residence on Friday, the president’s press service said. Niinist is the first president of a European country to visit Russia in an official capacity since the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine.
The heads of state are to discuss the “peaceful settlement of the internal political crisis in Ukraine and measures to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe“, the Kremlin said. Among other issues the presidents will talks about the current state and prospects of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Finland, the Kremlin added.