Finland Shuts Last Border Crossing with Russia; Estonia Considers Following Suit

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2023
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Helsinki says the move comes in response to Moscow’s alleged weaponization of migrant inflows to Europe. New NATO member Finland has closed its last remaining border crossing with Russia in a move that may soon be emulated by longstanding alliance member Estonia. On Nov. 29, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow had been officially notified “of the Finnish authorities’ decision to close Raja-Jooseppi, the northernmost [Russia-Finland] border crossing.” The move, she added, effectively means that “all crossings along the Russia-Finland border will be closed.” Helsinki announced the...

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