This is an assault on Finnish sovereignty.
The question is, how will Finnish authorities react? There is no reason why the Finns can’t refuse these people entry into the country, and this also proves, once again, how the Russian government is deeply involved in the racket.
Change on the border
The newsstand tabloid Ilta-Sanomat reports that the situation on the border of Finnish Lapland with Russia has changed as Russian authorities are allowing asylum seekers to head for Finland without visas.
It points out that crossing the border without proper travel documents, a visa, residence permit or other valid entry document is a crime. However, applying for asylum eliminates any culpability.
The refugee influx on the north-eastern border now also involves human smuggling and organized activity. Ilta-Sanomat quotes a Finnish border guard official as saying that there are 70 cases related to offenses under investigation.
In the past, Finnish officials commended Russia for actively preventing illegal entry from its territory into Finland, writes Ilta-Sanomat.