President Sauli Niinistö is concerned over Russian media information that Russia is collecting fees from asylum seekers travelling to Finland. President Niinistö wonders if there are paid permits or escorts required from the asylum seekers. The President and the government’s foreign and security policy committee met on Tuesday to discuss asylum seekers. Their focus is now on the eastern border. President Niinistö says that people arriving from Russia have represented 30 different nationalities.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat (E-edition)
Journalist: Marko Junkkari
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö