Russia warns of response if Finland closes remaining border posts.
Zakharova doesn’t specify Moscow’s reaction.
Finland closes four border stations due to asylum seeker surge.
In a press briefing on Wednesday, Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, asserted that Russia would, “of course,” issue a response should Finland proceed with the closure of the remaining border posts connecting the two nations.
However, Zakharova refrained from delineating the specific nature of Moscow’s prospective reaction.
This statement from the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman comes in the wake of Finland’s recent decision to shut down four border stations.
The move was framed as a response to an escalating influx of asylum seekers, with Finland asserting that these individuals were being directed toward its borders by Russia—an allegation vehemently denied by Moscow.
Zakharova’s remarks were made in response to inquiries from journalists seeking clarity on the potential consequences of further border closures between the two countries.
The ongoing border dynamics have contributed to heightened tensions, and the uncertainty surrounding Russia’s planned response adds an additional layer of complexity to the evolving diplomatic situation.
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