Finland to close Russian border to stop asylum seekers

Updated November 29 2023 - 5:45am, first published 5:43am
Finland Prime Minister Petteri Orpo says an influx of migrants is a Russian "influence operation". (AP PHOTO)
Finland Prime Minister Petteri Orpo says an influx of migrants is a Russian "influence operation". (AP PHOTO)

Finland will close its entire border with Russia to travellers for the next two weeks in a bid to halt the unusually large flow of asylum seekers to the Nordic country, which the government and its allies say is an orchestrated move by Russian authorities.

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