Finnish Prime Minister Marine said that the Russians should be stopped from crossing the country.
HELSINKI, September 22 – RIA Novosti. Prime Minister Sanna Marin said at a press conference on Thursday that Russians with Schengen visas should stop transiting through Finland, while the Finnish government is working on a legal justification for these restrictions.
Marin said that at today’s meeting, the government once again listened to Justice Chancellor Tuomas Pöysti about the legal side of these restrictions.
Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin described his goal as “protecting people who have been subjected to genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, as of March 25, the Russian Armed Forces completed the main tasks of the first stage of the special operation – significantly reducing the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
After the launch of a special military operation to de-Nazis and demilitarize Ukraine, the West increased the pressure of sanctions on Russia, which led to higher prices for electricity, fuel and food in Europe and the USA. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously stated that the policy of controlling and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West and that the sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main purpose of the West is to worsen the lives of millions of people.