“The Border Guard of South-East Finland detained 18 people suspected of violating the state border in Imatra, north of the border point on January 25, 2024,” the border guards indicated.
It is noted that the group of violators consisted of men, women and children from the Middle East. The detainees requested asylum in Finland.
Previously Russian Foreign Ministry announcedthat the agreement on promoting cross-border cooperation between the Russian Federation and Finland has ceased to operate.
Now on the initiative Helsinki All checkpoints between Russia and Finland are closed. This is how the country is trying to keep out illegal migrants, the flow of which has intensified in the fall of 2023. Russian-speaking residents of the Finnish capital spent demonstration against border closures and called on the authorities to find a more flexible solution to the problem.