The Finnish border guard said the number of Russians who entered Finland through its land border with Russia on Sunday was twice the previous figure.
On Sunday, September 25, 8,314 Russians entered the Finland across the Finnish-Russian land border, which is twice as much as (a week earlier).
About this reported on Twitter by Matti Pitkaniitti, head of the international affairs department of the Border Service.
“Over the weekend alone, 16,886 Russians arrived, and many of them were in transit to other countries,” he added.
Traffic at Finland’s eastern border has remained busy since last Wednesday. We do a thorough check on every arrival. We remain vigilant and prepared for any changes in the situation. We will continue our regular posts on this twitter account in the coming days.#FinnishBorder pic.twitter.com/ngGaj60VWE
— Rajavartiolaitos (@rajavartijat) September 26, 2022
“The curve is going up due to the situation that has changed in Russia,” Pitkaniitti said.
After the Kremlin’s announcement of a “partial” mobilization, there were nationwide protests and a mass exodus of citizens from the country.
Last Wednesday, Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen said that the country is closely monitoring the situation.
Finland and Russia share a land border that stretches for 1,340 kilometers (approximately 830 miles), and there are several crossing points available.
Plans to mobilize 300,000 people were announced. Ex-deputy of the Russian State Duma Ilya Ponomaryov claims that there is a secret clause in the relevant decree of Putin, where it is about the draft of a million citizens of the Russian Federation.