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Fewer Russians are seeking asylum in Finland

Aug 10, 2023

The number of asylum applications filed by Russian citizens has decreased in Finland.

This was reported by the Finnish broadcaster Yle.

After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there was a surge in applications from Russians for asylum, and now this process has declined.

Last year, 1,172 Russian citizens applied for asylum in Finland, and this year, as of early August, the Migri immigration service has registered only 270 such applications.

The number of Russian asylum seekers has now returned to normal levels: 200-500 applications per year.


Last year, 85 Russians were granted asylum in Finland, while this year, according to Migri, the number is 64.

Most of the asylum applications from Russians are related to the partial mobilization that began in Russia last September.

"We are not yet able to make decisions on these applications, as the European Union Asylum Agency (EUAA) is currently preparing the relevant instructions," Migri explained.

Author - Olena Madiak, 10/08/2023

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