The U.S. and Russia held in Finland secret talks on Ukraine in June 2014, says the Finnish Ministry of foreign Affairs.
The representative of the MFA Weight Hakkinen (Vesa Hakkinen) told the news Agency Associated Press, his office helped to organize a meeting on the island Boise off the southern coast of Finland. However, he declined to provide more information.
Earlier in August, the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and then went to Ukraine for talks with President Petro Poroshenko. This, according to the Agency, gave rise to speculation that the Finnish President carries out a mission on behalf of the European Union.
Meanwhile, the office Niinistö said on Tuesday, August 26, that he was not involved in the secret negotiations between the U.S. and Russia in June.