So far this year on average three car loads a day of people who file for asylum have been arriving at the Salla border crossing point. Deputy Commander Jussi Sainio of the Lapland Border Guard District told Yle on Monday that there has been no change seen in this steady flow.
On Saturday and Sunday, 37 people entered from Russia seeking asylum. Of those, 32 came into Finland at Salla.
Sainio said that the Border Guard is aware of a number of potential arrivals still on the Russia side of the border, with for example around 200 now at Kantalahti
Last week 117 people applied for asylum on Finnish Lapland’s border with Russia.