The Prosecutor General's Office recognized the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (EastCham Finland kauppakamariyhdistys ry or EastCham Finland) as “undesirable”. This was reported on the department’s telegram channel.
“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,” the press statement said. release.
The Prosecutor General's Office notes that with the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce changed the direction of its work. Initially, it was supposed to promote the development of Russian-Finnish trade and economic cooperation, but after the war the leadership announced that it was now interested in working with Ukraine, as well as the countries of Transcaucasia and Central Asia.
In addition, the department claims, the chamber of commerce is now helping Finnish companies leave the Russian market: “That is why the activities of this organization, despite the presence in its charter of norms about the absence of political goals, clearly go beyond the scope of its declared objectives” .