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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Russia wants to change its border with Finland.

that it Moscow Times Which draws attention to the draft resolution written by the Ministry of Defense and published on A cheese For new invoices in Russia. Under the draft, several borders in the Baltic Sea will be moved, by absolute Russian decree.

“The borders of the Russian state at sea change when the outer limit of the territorial sea is moved,” the Ministry of Defense wrote.

They wrote in the document that Russia intends to declare parts of the waters in the eastern Gulf of Finland, as well as areas near the cities of Zelenogradsk and Baltiysk in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, as Russian territorial waters. Moscow Times.

This means that the redrawing of maritime border lines will take place on the borders with Finland and Lithuania. In Finland, more precisely, the border will be moved to areas around islands such as Jahi, Rudskär and Nerva, he wrote. Al-Masaa newspaper.

Researcher demands answers from Russia

The Ministry of Defense claims that the borders created by the Soviet Union in 1985 “do not fully correspond to the current geographical situation.” The border demarcation is said to have been done using small-scale charts based on surveys conducted in the mid-20th century.

“It does not allow us to define the outer limits of our territorial waters,” they wrote, and so they believe the boundaries established nearly 40 years ago should be “partially abolished.”

The Foreign Ministries of Finland and Lithuania did not comment on the matter.

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Signed by Charlie Salonius Pasternak, senior researcher in international relations at the Finnish Foreign Policy Institute X Finland must respond – and show that what Russia is doing is unacceptable.

“As a responsible member of NATO, Finland must immediately implement a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) across the area claimed by Russia through its unilateral attempt to move the border in the Baltic Sea,” he wrote.

“The Finnish leadership should give the Navy a planning mission, the so-called ‘Operation Freedom of Navigation’, preferably in conjunction with a NATO Ally, so that Russia sees that its unilateral declaration of border relocation in the Gulf of Finland will not be welcomed.” “I accepted.”

At the same time as border developments in the Baltic Sea began, Russia began tactical nuclear weapons exercises near the Ukrainian border.