Conflict Overview Separatist elements of the finnish population begun protests last year with the hope of leaving the EU. They established themselves as a political party called the FreeFins and have been suspected to be funding terrorist activity within the region, including forcing a military surplus facility to sell their facility, including the equipment within it, at gunpoint. Among the equipment acquired was a large amount of surplus military clothing, partially deactivated weapons as well as a pair of non-functional T-55 main battle tanks.
Recent Events In response to a political standstill the FreeFins have been increasingly ramping up the security around their Tuulensuoja facility. They finally lost their legitimacy when a shipping inspection team was forced to pass through a makeshift checkpoint manned by a number of armed guards and a now-functioning T-55 main battle tank. Surveillance suggests the tank has been partially repaired but is unable to move under its own power and other intelligence sources claim that the tank should not have a full complement of ammunition. Regardless, this has been seen as the final straw for the Finnish government and a British Army platoon that was training in the area has offered to assist in the hopes of aiding the Finland-NATO relationship. The location and status of the second T-55 is unknown, but it’s expected to be somewhere within the Tuulensuoja facility. It has also been found that Russia has sent in an advisor by the name of Alexei Vasiliev, who specialises in unconventional warfare and ambush tactics. He is currently thought to be training and assisting the separatists in Tuulensuoja.
Objectives Objective 1: Clear the eastern route to Tuulensuoja Objective 2: Break through Tuulensuoja’s defenses and clear it Objective 3: Investigate the cargostation of Ykspihlaja for enemy activity Objective 4: Clear the western route back to base