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Finland set to fence its border with Russia following Putin’s military call-up

Finland’s prime minister on Tuesday said that the notion of constructing a barrier along Finland's border with Russia has got “wide support" in parliament.

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Helsinki: Finland’s prime minister on Tuesday said that the notion of constructing a barrier along Finland’s border with Russia has got “wide support” in parliament. She further added that the Finnish border guard officials had suggested the concept.

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According to Finland’s Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, “it is a question of securing proper surveillance of Finland’s (eastern) border in the future.”

Following Vladimir Putin’s announcement of partial mobilisation last month, which required young men to be drafted into the conflict with Ukraine, a wave of Russians fled to Finland, and Finland’s government came under pressure from the public and the opposition to completely close the border to Russians.

Finland and Russia share a 1,340-kilometer border, which is the longest of any European Union Member.

As per the border officials, the proposed fence is likely to be as long as 260 kilometres in length and would cover regions where migration from Russia has been identified.

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The majority of the fence will be built in southeast Finland, where most of the border traffic to and from Russia occurs, and other sections will be built around border stations in the north.

The fencing process might take up to four years and cost several hundred million euros.

Finland may choose to build a three-kilometer-long pilot segment of the fence soon.

 

 

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