Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Friday that Russia’s war in Ukraine proved that European countries were “not strong enough” to confront Moscow.
This came during statements she made when she participated in a symposium at the Lowe Institute for Studies in the Australian capital, Sydney.
She said that the ongoing war in Ukraine “showed Europe’s strategic weaknesses and mistakes in the face of Moscow,” according to the European “Euronews” website.
She added, “I have to be honest with you, Europe is not strong enough at the moment, we would be in trouble without the United States.”
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In the context, Marin noted that the United States “played a central role in providing Kyiv with the weapons, financial means, and humanitarian assistance necessary to stop Russia’s progress.”
And she stressed that it was necessary to help Ukraine “by all available means” to confront Moscow.
Since last February 24, Moscow has launched a military operation in Ukraine, followed by international rejection and economic sanctions on Moscow, which requires Kyiv to abandon plans to join military entities to end its operation, which the latter considers as an “interference” in its sovereignty.