Finland closes the Russian border from midnight

The entry of Russians for family visits, for work or study reasons, will continue to be allowed.

Finland will close the border to Russian citizens from midnight this Thursday, according to an announcement by Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, quoted by Reuters.

According to the official, the decision follows the increase in the flow of Russian tourists after Vladimir Putin ordered a “partial mobilization” of his citizens for the conflict in Ukraine.

The entry of Russians into Finland is now seen as a danger to the Nordic country’s international relations, according to the minister, and so they cannot keep their borders open to Russian citizens.

Despite the measure, the entry of Russians for family visits, for work or study reasons will continue to be allowed, according to the official.

Source: With Agencies

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