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Finland is going to close the borders to Russian citizens

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22 September, 8:31

At the press conference in New York, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto announced, "Finland is preparing to introduce a complete ban on the entry of Russian citizens into the country." 

He noted that today, September 21, Helsinki has decided to start preparing a national decision on how to limit or completely prevent "this tourist flow."

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also noted that the work has already started; it is being carried out by experts from different ministries under the leadership of the Foreign Ministry.

"Finland does not want to be a transit country, even for Russians with Schengen visas issued by other countries, and now we want to take this traffic under control," the minister concluded.