Yeah, the Russians will now divert the flow to Finland.
Norway will start to turn away refugees coming from Russia- “They’e not suffering distress”
About 1 200 asylum-seekers from Russia has arrived to Norway this year, while the corresponding figure last year was 20.
Norway is preparing to send back asylum seekers arriving from Russia upon entry to the country, says the public broadcaster NRK. Norway has also asked Russia to study why so many asylum seekers have arrived to Northern Norway.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende discussed the issue with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council meeting in Oulu, Finland on Wednesday night.
– I asked for an explanation why in Storskog arrives hundreds of asylum seekers from Russia, but there is none to Finland. Lavrov said that he would investigate the matter, Brende says NRK for.
Most asylum seekers arriving in Norway Storskog border station come by bike from the Russian side in Nikkeli. This year, they have arrived as much as 1 200, while the corresponding figure last year was 20.
It’s estimated that the number of asylum-seekers coming to Storskog border station may rise to 5 000 by the end of the year. Most of the entrants are Syrians, but there are also citizens of other countries.
More in Finnish at YLE (TT translated)