The head of the political party of Finland "Centre", Juha Sipila, said Finland needs to maintain good neighborly relations with Russia.
The Finnish milk and food industry have suffered the most and Sipila stressed the current situation in Finland is still quite difficult.
Sipila said in a TV interview that his party supports the EU's anti-Russia sanctions however; the "Centre" notes that European Commission should support the victims of the sanctions, i.e. Finnish producers.
The Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb earlier accused the party “Centre” of maintaining compliant relations with Russia.
Regarding the Crimea reunification with Russia, Sipila said that his party as a whole condemns the move. He said that he agrees 100 percent with the decisions of the president of Finland.