Increase in the number of asylum seekers from Russia to Finland

The Finnish flagThe Finnish flag

More than 600 migrants and refugees have so far this year come to Finland from Russia at border stations north of the country.

During the weekend,  58 refugees were registered across the border in Salla and Raja-Jooseppi.

634 people in total applied for asylum at border stations in eastern Lapland this year. Throughout 2015 i a total of 694 asylum seekers were registered at the Finnish-Russian border stations north of the country.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today