They’ve already ruled out military assistance, let alone commital of battle troops, no, they’re just mulling over some kind of ”humanitarian role”, and not even decided upon that. Leading from the rear of Lappland.
According to Defence Forces Commander Jarmo Lindberg Finland hasn’t yet made a decision to participate in a campaign against the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS. The defence chief added that no troops or military supplies would be committed to the operation.
“No decision has been made. If we provide any kind of support, then that will be outlined by the political leadership,” Lindberg said on Yle’s Aamu-tv breakfast magazine programme.
Last Friday President Sauli Niinistö outlined a joint position with government’s foreign and security policy ministerial committee, indicating that Finland would take part in an international operation to rout Islamic State militants.
Lindberg said while the matter had been discussed by committee members, no decision had been made.
“Time will tell what Finland’s position is,” Lindberg remarked.