Finland does not intend to dissociate itself from Russia because of the situation of refugees


RIA Novosti

Finland has no plans to build a fence on the border with Russia following the example of Norway. This was stated in conversation with journalists the Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, participating in the international conference “Arctic frontiers” in the Norwegian Arctic city of Tromso.

“No, we have no such plans. We solved the problem (refugees) through dialogue and discussion with Russia,” – said the head of government.

In 2015, the asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa have begun to arrive in Norway and Finland through the territory of Russia, but the problem was soon solved thanks to the cooperation of the authorities.

At the end of 2016 in Norway, completed the construction of a 200-metre barbed wire at the Storskog – Borisoglebsk is the only crossing through the 200-kilometer land border of Norway with Russia. The Ministry of justice of Norway claim that the fence is necessary in case of events 2015 again, however, local authorities were strongly opposed to government action.