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Helsinki does not want to allow asylum seekers to cross the border with Russia

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May29,2024

Helsinki does not want to allow asylum seekers to cross the border with Russia

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The Finnish parliament is discussing a law that would prevent asylum seekers from entering the country through the border with Russia.

The right-wing government proposed this emergency measure because Finland believes that Russia is responsible for organizing the crisis with migrants on its 1,335-kilometer border.

Helsinki believes that Moscow is taking revenge on Finland for joining NATO, which supports Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, Reuters reports.

Moscow denies these accusations.

Finland closed its border checkpoints late last year after more than 1,300 third-country migrants arrived in Finland from Russia without proper documentation.

After border closures in December Only a few dozen migrants from Russia have arrived in the country, but Finland fears that their number could rise again.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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