On Wednesday Vladimir Putin announced that hundreds of thousands of Russian men will be called up and thrown into the Ukraine war.
After the announcement thousands have fled Russia and there are many thousands parked at the border of Finland who are desperate to flee Putin’s partial mobilisation.
Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has said that her government are now assessing the risks posed by Russians travelling through Finland.
Marin told reporters, “The government’s will is very clear, we believe Russian tourism to Finland must be stopped, as well as transit through Finland.”
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Referring to Putin’s speech on Wednesday where he hinted he will use of nuclear weapons Marin added, “I believe the situation needs to be reassessed after yesterday’s news.”
Matti Pitkaniitty, the border guard’s head of international affairs, tweeted, “Traffic at the Finnish-Russian border intensified during the night,” adding, border guards are ready at nine of Finland’s checkpoints.
He said that last week 3,133 Russians arrived at the eastern border and on Thursday 4,824 more had arrived.
After #Vladimir #Putin announced the #Mobilization, the World sees the total support of the population to the Russian Banana 🍌 regime… Traffic Jam at Kazakhstan, Armenia, Mongolia, Finland borders , Russians are fleeing! pic.twitter.com/elIyETsPur
— Le Polynésien 🇫🇷🇵🇫🇳🇨🇹🇫🇼🇫🇺🇦 (@Force_A_Ukraine) September 22, 2022
Meanwhile other EU countries are turning Russians away from their borders, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland along with others have been turning them away since midnight on Monday and whilst the war is raging in Ukraine they will not be permitted to enter.
The fallout of this will mean those Russian men who are eligible to be called up to fight could end of being arrested by the Russian authorities and will then be thrown in to the war in Ukraine.