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Italy will lead an inspection in Finland

Defence Command 7.5.2019 8.00
Press release

Italy will lead a confidence and security building inspection visit conform to the Vienna Document 2011 in Finland 7-10 May 2019. The inspection team consists of three Italian and one Canadian officer. The inspection team members hold diplomat status.

The following headquarters and brigade-level units are situated within the inspection area: Defence Command Finland, Guard Jaeger Regiment, 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 takes part in inspections in other participating states.