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Finland PM: Wide political support for Russia border fence


HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s prime minister says she was convinced that there is a “wide support” within the Parliament to build a fence on the Nordic country’s border with Russia as proposed by the Finnish border guard officials. Prime Minister Sanna Marin told reporters Tuesday at the legislature before a meeting with parliamentary groups on the border fence issue that “it is a question of securing proper surveillance of Finland’s (eastern) border in the future.” The Finnish Border Guard has earlier suggested covering parts of the 1,340-kilometer (830-mile) border Finland shares with Russia to help in preventing possible large-scale and illegal migration. It’s a concern that has grown in Helsinki amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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