Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend a training at a military base in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: AFP
Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend a training at a military base in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Rattled by Russia and war in Ukraine, Finnish citizens sign up for military training

  • Finland offers ‘ordinary citizens’ military training aimed at preparing country for crises
  • The Nordic nation and neighbour Sweden are planning to join the Nato military alliance

Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend a training at a military base in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: AFP
Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend a training at a military base in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: AFP
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