Historic decision: Finland sends military to Afghanistan to assist with evacuation

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö approved the government’s proposal to send troops to Afghanistan.

Finland will send a group of Defense Forces soldiers to the Kabul airport area in Afghanistan to provide security and support the operation to evacuate the Finns …

According to preliminary information, the number of military personnel is in the tens. Some of them served in the operation to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan.

The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of the State Council, after which it was approved by the President.

Earlier today, the dispatch of the military received broad support in parliament. Parliament interrupted summer holidays for a plenary session.