EU should help Finland prevent migrants arriving from Russia, PM says


© APA | Finland's Prime Minister Petteri Orpo

# 19 April 2024 12:22 (UTC +04:00)

The European Union should take measures to help Finland prevent an influx of migrants via Russia, Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo said on Friday, APA reports citing Reuters.

"We are preparing our own legislation but we also need EU measures," Orpo said after visiting the Nordic country's border with Russia together with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Finland last year shut its long border with Russia amid a growing number of arrivals from countries including Syria and Somalia, and accused Moscow of weaponising migration against the Nordic nation and the EU, an assertion the Kremlin denies.