Russians behind refugee surge at Finnish border

First reported in Polish media, the report is now available in English on the Finnish news agency website:

Finnish news agency STT reports a Russian border guard's confession that the transport of asylum seekers to Finland’s two northeast border crossings is being orchestrated by the Russian Federation’s Federal Security Service, the FSB. Families with children are given priority, the source said. Finnish authorities have suspected for some time that the transfer of asylum seekers from Russia to Finland has been part of a carefully organised operation.

Russian border guard to STT: Russian security service behind northeast asylum traffic