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Russian Special Forces just practiced invading an island near Finland

In the most recent example of declining relations between Russia and Finland (and other neighboring states), Russia staged an island invasion drill on an island within 24 miles from a Finnish city. These public drills have pushed Finland to increase defense spending and preparedness, with a 2017 defense reporting writing that “military activity and military tensions have increased in the Baltic Sea region. The early-warning period for military crisis has become shorter and the threshold for using force has lowered.” 

Source: Russian Special Forces Just Practiced Invading an Island Near Finland – Defense One

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