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Thu Sep 29, 2022, 06:30 PM

 

Finland closing border to Russian tourists starting Friday

Source: Axios

Finland announced Thursday that at midnight local time its border will be officially closed to Russian tourists wishing to cross into the country, Reuters reported.

Driving the news: Finland, along with several other countries neighboring Russia, announced plans last week to bar entry for Russian tourists amid an influx of Russians attempting to flee conscription.

The large flow of Russians into the country could present a danger to Finland's international relations, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said at a press conference Thursday, per Reuters.
Those seeking to cross the border for family visits, work or study will still be permitted.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2022/09/29/finland-border-russia-tourists-draft

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Response to fanfanois (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 07:40 PM

1. Finland can only take so many refugees I guess, they've taken in a lot of Ukrainians. nt

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Thu Sep 29, 2022, 11:29 PM

2. Wish Putler would hurry up and arrest those fleeing

and instantly draft them. He'd have an army of cowards hiding or surrendering along with their equipment.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 10:17 AM

3. The EU states should also close their borders

Let Russia implode within to force out Putin.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 10:23 AM

4. Joining NATO makes Finland target for Russian ops

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-nato-moscow-government-and-politics-df9a9005df8eee9a71b3318332a9f0f9

Agency: joining NATO makes Finland target for Russian ops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s future NATO membership will make the Nordic country a more interesting target for Russian intelligence and influencing operations, and Moscow may seek to acquire NATO-related intelligence through its neighbor, the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service said on Thursday.

In its national security review, the agency known by the abbreviation SUPO said that Russia has turned to the cyber environment and other intelligence sources, including foreigners living in Russia, as it is facing obstacles with its human intelligence operations in the West.

“The main intelligence gathering approach traditionally applied by the Russian intelligence services is human intelligence under diplomatic cover,” SUPO said. “This has become substantially more difficult since Russia launched its war of aggression in Ukraine, as many Russian diplomats have been expelled from the West.”

The agency said the Russian security and intelligence services are increasingly targeting foreigners who reside in or visit Russia. Russians working in the West may also be a target of intelligence gathering when visiting their home country, it said.

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