The head of the Finnish government, Sanna Marin, arrived in Ukraine on Thursday, May 26. In the morning, she visited Bucha and Irpin (cities) near Kyiv, liberated from the invaders, and later she had a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
As the Irpin City Council reportes, the Prime Minister was shown what the consequences of the arrival of the "Russian world" looked like.
"We discussed issues of assistance in restoring our city because Irpin suffered the greatest destruction, more than 70% of the city, and became the shield of Kyiv. We are grateful for the uncompromising international stance on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, for imposing tougher sanctions against Russia, for military support and assistance," Anzhela Makeieva, Secretary of the City Council, said.
Sanna Marin also visited Bucha together with the Finnish delegation. According to the head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration Oleksiy Kuleba, they visited places where Russians had committed genocide against Ukrainians.
After visiting Irpin and Bucha, the Prime Minister headed to Bankovaya, where she met with Zelenskyy.
"Finland's military assistance is very valuable to us. Weapons, sanctions policy, and the unity of our partners in the issue of Ukraine's accession to the EU is what can ensure strength in the defense of our land. I am grateful to the Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin for her visit and devoted support!" he said after the meeting.
Context. Earlier this month, The New York Times published new photos and videos of atrocities committed by Russian invaders in Bucha near Kyiv. Released footage shows Russian soldiers executing at least eight Ukrainians.