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28th May 2023

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More Russians now crossing Finnish land border

Some 6,470 Russians arrived in Finland across the land border on Thursday, according to figures posted by the Finnish border guards."Incoming traffic is now greater than outgoing traffic," it said. This compares to over 4,800 on Wednesday, the same day Russia's president Vladimir Putin announced a plan to draft some 300,000 Russians to fight in Ukraine.

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