Russia’s partial mobilization order surges, Finland considers immigration ban | Reuters

The exodus of men who could be called up has increased after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a partial mobilization order to continue fighting in Ukraine on Friday. Finland announced on Thursday that it is considering banning most Russians from entering the country. Photo taken in Finland in 2022. REUTERS/Essi Lehto

[バーリマー(フィンランド)/トビリシ(ジョージア) 22日 ロイター] – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a partial mobilization order on Friday to continue fighting in Ukraine, increasing the number of men who can be called to leave the country. Finland announced on Thursday that it is considering banning most Russians from entering the country.

Finland shares a 1,300 km border with Russia. The border crossing at Vallimaa, about a three-hour drive from Russia’s second-largest city St Petersburg, was flooded with vehicles trying to enter Finland, causing traffic jams of up to 400 meters on the three-lane road, according to border officials. Happened.

Departures to Georgia are also on the rise, causing traffic jams along the crossings between Russia and Georgia.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that reports of an increase in the departure of men who would be called for a partial mobilization decision were exaggerated.

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which are members of the European Union that share a border with Russia, like Finland, have banned Russians from entering the country since the 19th century. The Baltic states said on Monday they would not offer protection to Russians fleeing partial mobilization orders.

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