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YLE | Border patrol: Number of Russians entering Finland is on the rise, 25 Sep caravan
On Sunday there was a queue of vehicles about half a kilometre long at the Vaalimaa border post. A day earlier, some 7,700 Russians arrived in Finland through the three border posts in southeast Finland. That was 65 percent higher than a week earlier. The Border Guard estimates that up to 20,000 Russians may enter Finland altogether this weekend.
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Friday President Sauli Niinistö and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy (Utva) decided that Finland should further restrict the entry of Russians and the issuance of visas.
"crisis-related goods", 24 Sep inspectors
Only about a dozen people sought temporary protection on Friday, while one applied for asylum.
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"We don't know who's coming in from Russia. People who may be risk factors may also become asylum seekers. The distinction between weaponised and non-weaponised entry may be razor-thin. I believe that Putin may also take advantage of that," [Finns Party chair Riikka Purra] said.
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by Cat on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 10:29:52 PM EST
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