Russia’s Cooked Up a Storm: Government Shuts Down Entire Eastern Border for Two Weeks, According to PM Orpo

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The decision means that all border crossing points on the land border between Finland and Russia will be closed until December 13.

Government Closes Entire Eastern Border for Two Weeks; PM Orpo: Russia Created It. It Can End It.

THE GOVERNMENT has decided to close the entire eastern border. The decision will take effect on the night between Wednesday and Thursday at 00:00.

The government made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday. Before that, the government met for a general session.

Government Closes Entire Eastern Border for Two Weeks; PM Orpo: Russia Created It. It Can End It.

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) stressed at the press conference that the phenomenon (where undocumented asylum seekers arrive at the border in masses) is a threat to national security and that asylum applications at the eastern border will now be restricted for a short period.

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Prime Minister Orpo was asked, what happens if the border is opened later and new asylum seekers arrive and the phenomenon expands again?

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Orpo said that it would be best if there were no need to revert to restrictions. “That would be in the interests of Russians living in Finland.”

“Russia created this situation,” Orpo said. “It can also put an end to it.”

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Source: finlandtoday.fi

13 Comments
  1. Alexandra_Bennett says

    It’s concerning to see entire borders being closed under the pretext of national security. I hope this decision is truly necessary and not an overreaction. Governments need to prioritize humanitarian values along with security measures.

  2. Anastasia Ivanova says

    “Russia created this situation,” Orpo said. “It can also put an end to it.”

  3. Marina93 says

    Petteri Orpo is absolutely right in taking this decisive action to safeguard national security. It’s crucial to address the threat posed by undocumented asylum seekers arriving en masse at the eastern border. Russia must take responsibility for creating this situation and work towards resolving it to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

  4. Alexei Ivanov says

    Russia created this situation. It can also put an end to it.

  5. AnnaSmith21 says

    It’s concerning to see the border being completely shut down, but I understand the government’s decision to prioritize national security. Let’s hope this situation doesn’t escalate further and that it gets resolved peacefully.

  6. AlexandraSmith91 says

    As a concerned citizen, I believe that the government made the right decision in closing the eastern border. It is crucial to prioritize national security and address the threat of undocumented asylum seekers. Let’s hope that Russia takes appropriate actions to resolve this situation for the benefit of all parties involved.

  7. Emily.K says

    Do you think the closure of the eastern border will effectively address the security concerns raised by the influx of undocumented asylum seekers?

    1. Peter.J says

      Yes, I believe that closing the eastern border is a necessary measure to address the security concerns posed by the influx of undocumented asylum seekers. It is crucial to safeguard national security, and temporary restrictions can help manage the situation effectively.

  8. AnnaSmith91 says

    It’s concerning to see an entire border being shut down for two weeks. The government must prioritize national security, but it also raises questions about the impact on people’s lives and movement. Let’s hope for a swift resolution to this situation.

  9. AnnaSmith says

    Russia created this situation. It can also put an end to it.

  10. MeganSmith says

    “It’s concerning to see the government shut down the entire eastern border. While national security is crucial, restricting asylum applications for a short period may have unintended consequences. Let’s hope for a peaceful resolution without the need for further restrictions.”

  11. EmilyJohnson123 says

    How will this decision affect the daily lives of people living near the closed border? Will there be exceptions for specific situations like medical emergencies?

  12. AlexanderSmith91 says

    Why has the government decided to close the entire eastern border for two weeks? What are the specific security concerns that led to this drastic measure?

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