[バーリマー（フィンランド）／トビリシ（ジョージア） ２２日 ロイター] – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a partial mobilization order to continue fighting in Ukraine, increasing the number of men likely to be called upon to leave the country. Finland announced on Thursday that it is considering banning most Russians from entering the country.
Finland shares a 1,300 km border with Russia. The Vallimaa border crossing, about a three-hour drive from Russia’s second-largest city, Saint Petersburg, was inundated with cars trying to enter Finland, causing traffic jams up to 400 meters down the road at three lanes, border officials said. .
Departures to Georgia are also increasing, causing traffic jams along border crossings between Russia and Georgia.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that reports of an increase in departures of men who would be called in for a partial mobilization decision were exaggerated.
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which share borders with Russia and are members of the European Union (EU) like Finland, banned entry to Russians from 19. The Baltic states said on Monday they would not offer protection to Russians fleeing partial mobilization orders.
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