People crossing the Finland-Russia border has increased,

Traffic across the Finland-Russia border intensified overnight, according to Finnish officials, following the Kremlin’s announcement of a partial mobilization on Wednesday.

Some 4,824 Russians arrived in Finland via the country’s eastern border on Wednesday, the Finnish border guard’s head of international affairs Matti Pitkaniitty said in a tweet, an increase of 1,691 compared to the same day last week.

However, Pitkaniitty continued that the number of people crossing the border Wednesday was lower than on a normal weekend.

Border traffic on Thursday morning has remained busy, the Border Guard of Southeast Finland added in a tweet Thursday.

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen said Finland is closely monitoring the situation in Russia.

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