Finnish President supports government preparations to enable further restrictions at border with Russia

The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö

© APA | The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö

# 15 November 2023 18:48 (UTC +04:00)

The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö says he supports government preparations that would enable further restrictions at the border with Russia, APA reports citing Yle.

"Yes, I now understand that it won't end on its own," Niinistö said.

Niinistö said that Finland may face difficult situations at the eastern border, adding that stopping the stream of asylum seekers would require taking "very clear Finnish measures".

The Finnish president said that he has discussed the situation with Prime Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) and Interior Minister Mari Rantanen (Finns) several times. He added that he supports the preparations made by the government that would enable restricting traffic at the border.