Finland condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and aims to help Ukraine and Ukrainians.
Finland responds to Russia’s actions as part of the European Union, which has imposed various sanctions and restrictions on Russia, among other things. The sanctions and restrictions have been imposed on Russia and Belarus as states. The policies focus on supporting Ukraine; they are not directed against Russian people.
The Ministry of Education and Culture points out that hate speech and violence are not acceptable under any circumstances whatsoever. No one resident in Finland should be discriminated against on the basis of nationality or mother tongue following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Everyone has the right to a safe and non-discriminatory learning environment. There is no place for hate speech in Finland.