Finland closes last crossing point with Russia

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
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HELSINKI (AP) — NATO member Finland on Wednesday closed its last remaining border crossing with Russia after the government decided to seal the entire border with its eastern neighbor amid rising political tensions. The decision to close the entire 830-mile border was made by the Cabinet of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo on Tuesday over concerns that Moscow is using migrants to wage “hybrid warfare” to destabilize the Nordic country following its entry into NATO. The Raja-Jooseppi crossing point in Finland’s Arctic Lapland region, located some 155 miles from the northern...

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