Finland plans to close entire border with Russia over migration concerns

Finland to close border

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo says Finland will close its entire border with Russia due to concerns over migration.

Orpo made the announcement during a news conference on Tuesday.

Finland had only one remaining border checkpoint open, located in the Arctic after the government closed seven others because of a surge in arrivals of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.

Finland accuses Moscow of ushering the migrants toward the Finnish border.

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