Russian Gazette Rossiisskaya Gazeta has reported that Finland will completely close its border with Russia, including all crossings, at 24:00 the following night. However, the Finnish government has not made an official statement on the matter, and it is uncertain whether they will meet to discuss the border situation. The source of this information is unclear.
According to Izvestija, Russian authorities have arrested 150 foreign citizens in Karelia who had expired visas and were on their way to the Finnish border. They are currently detained in the Republic of Karelia and face fines and deportation. The nationality of the arrested citizens is not specified, nor is their destination.
In 2016, people who had received a recent deportation decision tried to come to Finland from Russia. An Arab lawyer stated in an article from Russian online magazine Your font that many would-be asylum seekers, including women and children, would be detained. This content appears to be related to different articles or topics and does not pertain to the current news report.