Buildings were taken away from the Consulate General of the Russia in Finnish Turku because of the war in Ukraine

The administration of the Finnish city of Turku terminated a lease agreement for a number of real estate objects, including a building converted into a church, with the Russian Consulate General due to the Russian attack in Ukraine, told at the diplomatic mission.
“The building in question, in the late 1980s, was transferred to the Consulate General of the USSR for free use. Twenty years ago, with the consent of the local authorities, a church was opened in it,” the diplomats said.
Turku City Hall announced that due to the Russian attack in Ukraine, it does not renew the lease.
“In April 2022, local authorities announced that they were terminating the lease agreement. As far as we know, the parishioners appealed to the local authorities with a request to reconsider the decision, but the appeal remained unanswered. The leadership of the parish took away the church property, and at the end of July the building was handed over to the local authorities,” the source added.