Vardius in Finland is currently the only open crossing south of the Russian border. Construction of additional security barriers began there on Sunday. Using heavy equipment of the armed forces, excavations and lifts, fences and barriers were constructed to protect the border post against the uncontrolled influx of migrants. Not without reason.
According to the border guard, the current situation in the northern part of the border (the southern part is completely closed) is calm, but More immigrants are coming from Russia.
Russia sends migrants to Finnish border
“For the past few days, Russia has been sending more and more migrants to Finland’s borders. Finland has closed several border crossings due to a threat assessment carried out by the authorities. A video of the Russian operation appeared on the Internet“- military analyst Emil Gastehelmi writes on social media.
The record shows dozens of people approaching the Finnish border on foot, bicycles and cars.
Additional temporary structures in the field will help ensure safe operation of the crossing. Police reinforcements were brought to the border from Olu, about 400 km away.
On Saturday, about 70 asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa reached the crossing. Despite the winter, on bikes and scooters. According to police, migrants on two-wheelers cover only the last short stretch of the road. Previously, on the other hand they were offered, among others: buses or taxis.
— Some of the immigrants who came to us She seemed to be crossing the line against her will. The Russians push them out, then close the barrier, and it is impossible to turn to the Russian side, says Juko Kinnunen, the commander of the division in Kuhmo-Vardius, quoted by STT.
Due to training on the Russian side, the Finnish guard is forced to close the crossing to traffic from time to time during the day. By noon on Sunday, only two migrants had arrived at the Finnish border station.
Sources: PAP, Twitter
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