Russia says there is a situation at Finland’s border

Finland has accused Russia of pushing asylum seekers deliberately. Moscow has denied these claims.

A humanitarian emergency is unfolding at one of Russia’s checkpoints on the Artic border with Finland as heaps of migrants had been stranded in freezing temperatures, Moscow said. Reports claimed that over five hundred asylum seekers have crossed from Russia to Finland considering that November, generally from Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. But Finland has accused Russia of pushing them there deliberately. Moscow has denied these claims.

“There is a state of affairs at the border with Finland, at the Salla checkpoint, which can be described as a humanitarian crisis,” the head of Russia’s Murmansk location bordering Finland, Andrey Chibis, stated as per media, adding, “About three hundred humans from extra than 10 foreign international locations have been ready no longer for hours, however for days to go the border.”

Finland is now not letting them in, he said, sharing a video on social media displaying vehicles and vehicles on the aspect of a at night time and a team of human beings in a tent.

The Salla checkpoint is nonetheless open however Finland shut down 4 of its border crossings with Russia remaining week. Earlier, Finland had accused Moscow of making an attempt to destabilise the united states of america in retaliation for it becoming a member of NATO.

In April, Finland joined the Western-led NATO navy alliance, prompting Moscow to warn of “countermeasures”.