The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation recognized the Finnish NGO EastCham Finland, whose leadership condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine, as an “undesirable organization.” This was reported by the press service of the supervisory agency.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation noted that with the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, “the organization’s activities changed dramatically, ceasing to correspond to the initially stated goal – supposedly promoting the development of Russian-Finnish trade and economic cooperation.”
The department clarified that EastCham Finland officially announced the reorientation of work from Russia to Ukraine, the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia, and the leadership of the NGO condemned Russia’s actions and supported Ukraine.
“EastCham Finland, together with another Finnish organization operating under American leadership, is carrying out targeted work to promote the ideas of abandoning economic cooperation with our country, forcing other companies to stop working in the Russian market. Moreover, EastCham Finland’s key area of activity has currently become its own a kind of consulting for Finnish companies regarding illegal ways to leave the Russian market,” the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement.
The non-governmental organization EastCham Finland was created in 2001 in Finland and has a representative office in St. Petersburg. The NGO’s website claims that the company is preparing to work on the reconstruction of Ukraine along with other organizations and is consulting on sanctions.