President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö. The two leaders discussed their shared concern over Russia’s unprovoked military build-up on Ukraine’s borders. They also discussed the importance of Finland’s close defense partnership with the United States and with NATO to ensure security in northern Europe. President Biden underscored the right of Finland and other European countries to choose their security arrangements. The two presidents also discussed the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as an important venue for dialogue to deescalate tensions and address challenges to European security.