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Foreign Minister Valtonen called on the Finns to leave Wagner-controlled areas of Russia immediately

The Wagner paramilitary group claims to have taken over three provinces in southern Russia, after waging a rebellion against the Russian military leadership. The Foreign Ministry describes the scale of the situation as significant and is urging Finns to leave the affected areas.

He added, “We are closely following the events in Russia. The situation is rooted in the struggle for influence that has been going on for a long time. The situation is uncertain and is developing rapidly. The Finnish Embassy in Moscow and the Consulate General in St. Petersburg are actively working.” Elena Valtonen in an email.

According to the estimates of the Finnish Embassy in Moscow, there are currently about two hundred Finns in the country. Among them, a few are in the three territories that Wagner’s forces claim to have held.

The State Department still advises against all travel to Russia. In addition, we advise all Finns to immediately leave the Rostov, Voronezh and Belgorod regions.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that Finland will continue to cooperate with other countries as long as the situation develops. As the Prime Minister said during Saturday afternoon Petrie Orbo He held talks with the leaders of the Baltic states.

“I had a phone conversation with the Prime Minister of Estonia Caja calla Prime Minister of Latvia Krišjānis Kariņš Regarding the situation in Russia. We agreed to cooperate closely,” Orpo wrote on Twitter.

Both Estonia and Latvia have stated that they are tightening security at their borders.