Nearly 8,000 Men Fled Russia For Finland In First 24 Hours After Draft

  • The number of Russians entering Finland has been rising at border-crossing points along the eastern border since the partial mobilisation announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Matti Pitkäniitty, the director of international co-operation at the Finnish Border Guard, on Saturday told YLE that almost 7,700 Russian nationals entered Finland on Friday, representing an over two-fold increase from Friday, 16 September.
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