Putin, Finnish criminal?

(BRUSSELS2) It's in Finland. The judicial police have just discovered that the name of the Russian president appears in its file of persons suspected of crimes. Information revealed by MTV3 one of the Finnish television channels. Blur or slip, an investigation is underway. "Such a registration is against the law," placidly noted the police chief, Mikko Paatero, as reported by the daily Helsingin Sanomat, on April 13. To find out what Putin did? No. It is absolutely necessary to find out who incorporated this name into this infamous file. And the other who leaked the information to the press. Two dangerous criminals. In the meantime, Finnish diplomacy is in its little shoes. And Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja was forced to apologize flatly to his Russian counterpart, Dimitri Lavrov.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).