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Migrants try to enter EU via Finland also in December

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Nordic weather in winter is not holding back migrants, who try to enter the European Union crossing the Russian-Finnish border, but restrictions are.

Euronews reports that the Finnish border guard has placed serious restrictions on asylum seekers wishing to enter the country by land from Russia, including an alleged ban on crossing by bicycle.

Since Russia has restricted crossing the border by foot, and many don’t have access to motored transport, the bicycle ban would mean dozens from Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq and other countries, would be prevented from reaching Scandinavia.

To date in 2015, more than 600 migrants are considered to have entered Finland from Russia.

Meanwhile, Norway is sending back migrants with Russian visas or residence permits.

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