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Paavo Lipponen

Today's Finnish #vatnik report may ruffle some feathers. It's a story about how love... sorry, business conquers all. Our main character (for once) is someone who has immense influence in the ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ politics. His name is Paavo Lipponen, a former, two-term Prime Minister of ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 1/7 Image
During 2008-2022, Lipponen lobbied the infamous, Gazprom (i.e. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ-state) owned Nord Stream gas pipe. This job was offered to him by two Germans and Putin's BFF's: ex-chancellor of Germany, Gerhard Schrรถder, and a former Stasi agent Matthias Warnig. 2/7 Image
Before joining their crew,Lipponen consulted ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ current president,Tarja Halonen and PM Matti Vanhanen about the job,and they okay'd it. Month after the first meeting between Lipponen,Schrรถder and Warnig,๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ invaded ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช. They had already invaded Chechnya for the 2nd time before. 3/7 Image
To Lipponen's defense, his plan to switch from nuclear (that was shunned after the Chernobyl incident) to gas was already hatched back in the '90s. It was initially planned to be coordinated with ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช, but after they refused, the focus was steered to ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ's gas fields. 4/7
During '07-'21, Cosmopolis (Lipponen's company) had made ~3,4 million euros in profit and Nord Stream AG was most definitely one of the company's biggest clients. Lipponen continued to consult for ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ-state owned Nord Stream throughout all these events:

2008 South Ossetia War
2009 Murder of Sergei Magnitsky
2014 Crimea annexation, invasion of Donbas, shoot-down of MH17
2018 Skripal murders
2022 Invasion of Ukraine

In March 2022, the contract between Lipponen-owned Cosmopolis and Nord Stream AG was dissolved. 6/7 Image
This report referenced Tommi Nieminen's (.@TommiHNieminen) amazing work, "Putkimiehet" ("Pipemen"):โ€ฆ

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