Finland

Finland closes the Russian border from midnight
Finland

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 o...
Denmark is the 1st country to ratify Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO
Denmark, Finland, NATO, Sweden

Denmark is the 1st country to ratify Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO

today ratified Sweden and Finland's request to join NATO, becoming the first country among the alliance's current 30 member states to adopt such a decision. Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod announced on his Twitter account that the process was completed and expressed the hope that the remaining allies would complete the process quickly. The diplomacy of Copenhagen also indicated that the country, together with the other partners of the western military alliance, today officially signed the protocol of accession of Stockholm and Helsinki at NATO headquarters in Brussels. "I am proud that Denmark has so quickly achieved the goal of welcoming Finland and Sweden to NATO," said Kofod, quoted in the statement. The minister explained that this process was only possible due to the "great ...