Finland will restrict Russians’ entry to the country with a “very strict” policy


Until now, Russian tourists could enter the Schengen area overland through the Finnish border, unlike the Baltic countries and Poland, which imposed stricter restrictions to prevent such entry.

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The Finnish Foreign Minister, Pekka Haavistohas announced that Finland will finally limit Russian citizens’ access to the country with a new “very strict” policy that will, among other things, reduce the issuance of visas.

Haavisto has also said that exemptions are being considered for humanitarian reasons, although he has emphasized that visas can be canceled separately at the border if they do not meet the requirements, according to Finnish public broadcaster Yle.

For his part, the president of the country, Sauli Niinistohas specified that because “Finland became the only land route that allowed Russians to travel,” it was necessary to reduce “significant” visas for all those who “have no special reason,” the paper said. Helsingin Sanomat.

Finland and Russia share some 1,340 kilometers of border, the longest of any European Union country. Until now, Russian tourists could enter the Schengen area by land through the Finnish border, unlike Baltic countries and Polandwhich imposed stricter restrictions to prevent these imports.

Kremlin calls Russian people’s response to mobilization “hysterical”

On the other hand, the Kremlin today considered the reaction of part of the Russian population to the “hysterical” reaction partial mobilization Russian President Vladimir Putin decided on Wednesday to send tens of thousands of reservists to the military campaign in Ukraine.

“You could somehow understand the hysterical, extremely emotional reaction in the first hours after the announcement, even on the first day, because there was indeed a certain lack of information, which is also understandable and justified,” said the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskovyduring his daily telephone press conference.

The spokesman made these statements after the airline tickets to neighboring countries of Russia where Russians can enter visa-free were sold out and queues arose at the borders with Kazakhstanthe border crossing Georgia, Finland and Mongolia coinciding with the beginning of the partial mobilization.

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