The government of Finland has made plans to change its border legislation in other to enable them to create boundaries on their eastern frontier with Russia.
The North European nation, Finland is currently seeking membership in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ( NATO) and they have taken this decision in a bid to build up their readiness against any hybrid threats pertaining to Ukraine’s invasion by Russia.
The Finnish government is doing this so that they could bolster their border security as they are scared that Russia could decide to put pressure on them by sending asylum seekers to its borders. Hence one of the amendments to the law includes a bid to allow the entrance of asylums application at only designated places of entry which is against the European rule which allows asylum to enter a member’s country at any point of entry.
The amendments would also include the construction of boundaries such as fences, and also new roads to make possible Finland, border patrol.
“Later on, the government will decide on border boundaries to the critical zones on the eastern border, based on the Finnish Border Guard’s assessment,” minister of internal affairs Krista Mikkonen said in a statement.