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Influx of illegal migrants—Finland resists the Russian attack

Nov. 23, 2023

The Finns are struggling with an increasingly difficult situation on their eastern border. As was the case in Poland in 2021, the services are hastily setting up razor wire fences in response to the actions of Russia, which is creating an influx of illegal migrants.

When, on the eve of the war in Ukraine, the Kremlin, through the hands of the Lukashist regime, began an attempt to destabilize Poland with the help of illegal migrants, representatives of the opposition sabotaged the actions of the Polish government, refusing to agree to prevent foreigners from entering Poland. Now the situation on the Finnish-Russian border is becoming further proof that the use of migrants is a permanent element of the hybrid war waged by Russia.

At midnight, three of the four Finnish-Russian border crossings that were still open will be closed. Only the Raja-Jooseppi base in Lapland will remain operational.

Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo officially stated that Russian services are supporting illegal crossing of the border by migrants from the Middle East and Africa.

As was the case in Poland, there are also voices in Finland questioning the government's actions taken to defend the border. The constitutional chancellor questioned the government's plan to close the entire border, saying it would deprive migrants of the right to apply for asylum, violating national law, EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights.

- "Dear Mr. Chancellor, please don't be naive"

- journalists from "Ilta-Sanomat" asked the official.

Ultimately, the Chancellor decided that leaving the Raja-Jooseppi crossing open fulfilled his obligations towards migrants.

Meanwhile, the Finnish Interior Ministry warns that among the migrants pushed through Russia there may be dangerous people, criminals and soldiers.