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[Published: Saturday December 02 2023]

 Finland's closure of Russia border likely violates asylum law

BRUSSELS,02 Dec. - (ANA) - Finland's closure of its land border crossing points with Russia likely violates both international and EU asylum laws, according to the executive director of the Finnish Refugee Council.
"We will not now be entirely in line with our international agreements or the EU and international law with this decision," said Annu Lehtinen of the Finnish Refugee Council, speaking to EUobserver on Wednesday.
Inbound asylum seekers from Russia have been arriving on bicycles at the Finnish land border.   - (ANA) -
AB/ANA/02 December 2023 — - -

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