Finland closes border with Russia

“Close to 1,000 people from countries that are not Finland or Russia have entered Finland since August, and most of them have sought asylum in Finland, the government said Tuesday.”

“Russia has been not only letting through migrants or third country citizens without valid documentation, over the border toward Finland, but also they have been mobilizing people to access Finland and the European Union through that route,” Finnish Foreign Affairs Minister Elina Valtonen told CNBC’s Silvia Amaro on Tuesday.