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Finland’s intelligence warns of “NATO membership”… a big risk

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Russia It is turning to the cyber environment and other intelligence sources, including the exploitation of foreigners living in Russia, as it faces obstacles in its human intelligence operations in the West.

He added: "The main intelligence-gathering method applied by the Russian intelligence Traditionally it is human intelligence under diplomatic cover. This method has become more difficult since Russia launched its aggressive war in Ukraine, as Western countries have expelled many Russian diplomats".

Sobo said that the Russian security and intelligence services are increasingly targeting foreigners residing in Russia.

explained that "Russians working in the West may be a target for intelligence gathering when they visit their country"indicating that "The risk of Russia spying on companies is growing as Western sanctions against Russia require Moscow to launch high-tech industries to replace imports, which gives a special advantage to data for Finnish companies".

Concurrently, Finland announced Close its borders to Russian tourists from Friday. She said Finnish Foreign Ministry that "Russian tourism threatens Finland’s international relations".

Finland and NATO

  • I advanced Finlandwhich has a population of 5.5 million, – along with Sweden – applied for NATO membership, last May.

  • share Helsinki It has a land border of 1,340 km with Russia, the longest among a member of European Union And Moscow.
  • The Russian military operation in Ukraine prompted a historic change in the position of Finland and Sweden on joining the alliance "NATO"Helsinki remained neutral during the Cold War, in exchange for assurances from Moscow that Soviet forces would not invade its territory.
  • It is estimated that the formal accession process to NATO will take place at the end of this year.
  • The alliance is leading a new strategy aimed at strengthening military positions in Europe to counter any possible Russian expansion.

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The agency, known by the acronym SOBO, stated during a review of national security issues, that Russia It is turning to the cyber environment and other intelligence sources, including the exploitation of foreigners living in Russia, as it faces obstacles in its human intelligence operations in the West.

He added, “The main intelligence-gathering method applied by the security services Russian intelligence Traditionally it is human intelligence under diplomatic cover. This approach has become more difficult since Russia launched its aggressive war in Ukraine, as Western countries have expelled many Russian diplomats.

Sobo said that the Russian security and intelligence services are increasingly targeting foreigners residing in Russia.

He explained that “Russians working in the West may be a target for intelligence gathering when they visit their country,” noting that “the risk of Russia spying on companies is increasing as Western sanctions against Russia require Moscow to launch high-tech industries to replace imports, which gives a special advantage to data Finnish companies.

Concurrently, Finland announced Close its borders to Russian tourists from Friday. She said Finnish Foreign Ministry “Russian tourism threatens Finland’s international relations.”

Finland and NATO

  • I advanced Finlandwhich has a population of 5.5 million, – along with Sweden – applied for NATO membership, last May.
  • share Helsinki It has a land border of 1,340 km with Russia, the longest among a member of European Union And Moscow.
  • The Russian military operation in Ukraine prompted a historic change in Finland and Sweden’s position on joining NATO, after Helsinki remained neutral during the Cold War, in exchange for assurances from Moscow that Soviet forces would not invade its territory.
  • It is estimated that the formal accession process to NATO will take place at the end of this year.
  • The alliance is leading a new strategy aimed at strengthening military positions in Europe to counter any possible Russian expansion.

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