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Poland to lead multinational evaluation visit in Finland

16.5.2017 7.59
Press release

Poland will lead a multinational confidence and security building evaluation visit conform to the OSCE 2011 Vienna Document in Finland from 16-19 May 2017.

The inspection team will consist of three Polish officers and one officer from Portugal. The inspection team members hold diplomat status. Colonel Piotr Szymanczyk from Poland will lead the inspection team. Finland's three-person liaison officer team will be led by Colonel Tommi Haapala from the Defence Command.

The following headquarters and brigade-level units are situated within the evaluation area: the Defence Command, Armoured Brigade, Pori Brigade and Satakunta Air Command.

The aim of the evaluation is to establish that there are no such ongoing military activities in the area designated for evaluation that according to the Vienna Document should have been made prior notification of. The inspections are part of routine arms control. Similar inspections are carried out in Finland every year. Reciprocally, Finland takes part in inspections in other participating states.