Russia will conduct an inspection in Finland

Defence Command 14.5.2019 8.00
Press release

Russia will conduct a confidence and security building inspection visit conform to the OSCE’s Vienna Document 2011 in Finland from 13-16 May 2019. The inspection team members hold diplomatic status.

The following brigade-level units are situated within the inspection area: the Armoured Brigade, Pori Brigade and Satakunta Air Command. The inspection coincides with the ARROW 19 exercise being conducted in the exercise area in Niinisalo.

The aim of the inspection is to establish that there are no such ongoing military activities in the area designated for inspection 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 a few times a year. Reciprocally, Finland conducts inspections in other participating states.