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Finland closes last crossing point with Russia, sealing off entire border as tensions rise

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Thuban - why wouldn't these migrants want to stay and make a life for themselves in prosperous, glorious Russia? Is there some reason you can think of? Because I am at a loss.

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Yeah, if they’re such nice people, why is Russia not trying to talk them into staying? Perhaps they need to start telling these migrants how xenophobic the Finnish are.

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They are not Russians.

Well I suppose that’s one thing in their favor.

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I thought Russia was the champion of the Global South, if they were then Russia would certainly want more residents from the global south. Maybe the Ukrainian children Russia has kidnapped are not projected to be enough to provide the warmongering Kremlin with armies of cannon fodder for their next invasions.

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Russia isn't safe right now because of drone attacks by Zelensky's forces.

Why would Russia allow innocents into a war zone in the first place?

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Russia should be taking care of the migrants they transported into the country.

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Moscow was using migrants to destabilize the Nordic country in an alleged act of hybrid warfare.

What warfare the Finnish were talking? Sending agents to Finland and carry out sabotaging or assassinations ? They should mind their language of talking things without proof.

By the way, Finland was part of Imperial Russia before 1918, the Russians has their right to visit their ancestral lands to pay a respect to their ancestors who lived there!

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By the way, Finland was part of Imperial Russia before 1918, the Russians has their right to visit their ancestral lands to pay a respect to their ancestors who lived there!

No they don't. They have zero right to overrule what the Finnish authorities decide. We know, like the Chinese, they think they have the right to overrule other countries whenever they wish.

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We all saw a photo of a smiling asylum seeker doing the thumbs-up gesture in a previous article.

He looked so joyous after the enduring bicycle journey from lands broken by war to the EU and freedom and that NATO security umbrella.

What an unforgettable image.

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elephant200Today 09:51 am JST

Moscow was using migrants to destabilize the Nordic country in an alleged act of hybrid warfare.

What warfare the Finnish were talking? Sending agents to Finland and carry out sabotaging or assassinations ? They should mind their language of talking things without proof.

By the way, Finland was part of Imperial Russia before 1918, the Russians has their right to visit their ancestral lands to pay a respect to their ancestors who lived there!

If we did choose the end of 1918 as the appropriate date to go back to, Russia would be appropriately sized!

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By the way, Finland was part of Imperial Russia before 1918, the Russians has their right to visit their ancestral lands to pay a respect to their ancestors who lived there!

lol no.

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Look at the frown of the Deputy Commander of the Lapland Border Guard in the top photo. It stands in stark contrast to the 6-inch grin on the photo of the asylum seeker we saw previously.

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