Telephone conversation with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö 2018-03-22 13:45:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the latter's initiative. Sauli Niinistö congratulated Vladimir Putin on winning the presidential election. The two leaders discussed issues of Russian-Finnish relations and current international problems. In particular, Vladimir Putin informed his counterpart about the telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump he had on March 20. Both sides agreed to continue contacts.