The Finnish government has closed four border control points on the south-eastern border from the 17th to preventRussiaIt continues to use “releasing refugees” to enter Finland to create a hybrid threat to Finland and the EU. This policy has given rise to opposition from some people.
In view of the recent increase in the number of refugees arriving at the south-eastern border of Finland, the Finnish government has decided to close four border control stations on the south-eastern border. These four stations are Valima and Nuijama, Imatra, Neerala.
These control points are expected to remain closed for a period of three months till February 18 next year (2024).
According to the Finnish National Broadcasting Corporation (YLE), after the south-eastern border control point was closed, 200 to 300 people protested against Finland in Lappeenranta, a town in south-eastern Finland near St Petersburg, Russia, on the afternoon of the 19th. Protested. Ignoring the needs of border residents to visit family, the government completely closed the southeastern border to allow a small number of refugees to enter Finland.
Katja Marova, one of the organizers of the protest, told the Finnish National Broadcasting Corporation that the purpose of the protest is to give hope that the Finnish government can maintain at least one control point that allows entry and exit into Finland and Russia.
He said that people had gathered to protest because of common problems. Many people were unable to see their family members living in Russia. He hoped that the Finnish government could allow border control points to be opened for people who need to cross the border so that they can enter and exit. ,
Protesters are also concerned that Finland will close all border control points in the east. He said many people have family members in Russia and have already made plans to travel there to celebrate.ChristmasThe government closed border control points in a sudden attack.
He said that although the control points on the North do not prevent people from entering and exiting, it is very difficult or even impossible for some people to enter Russia at the control points on the North.
Many of these protesters are Russians living in Finland and have family members and relatives in Russia.
Residents living in La Pain Lanta believe the government could use the ban to prevent potential refugee problems rather than directly closing border control points.
About 41 refugees crossing the border on bicycles were spotted today at two control points across the Arctic Circle in northeastern Finland, according to a report by the Finnish National Broadcasting Corporation. Most of them were young men, but there were also some women and children. The nationalities of these people included Syrian,afghanistan, Kenya, Morocco, Yemen and Somalia. Many people did not have adequate clothing and were suffering from cold in weather as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius.
The Finnish government is preparing to close four more border control points. Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo said the government was already preparing and it should be handled carefully, but more border control points needed to be closed soon.