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Russia moves conscription checkpoint away from Finnish border

The mobile checkpoint was removed as Finland closed its border to Russian tourists.

In a post on the social media platform Telegram, St Petersburg newspaper Fontanka shared a photograph of the caravan-like vehicle being disassembled. Image: Fontanka.ru

According to Russian media and eyewitnesses, a mobile conscription checkpoint set up on the Russian side of the Finnish border in Torfyanovka earlier this week has been moved away, following Finland's decision to close the border to Russian tourists.

In a post on the social media platform Telegram, St Petersburg newspaper Fontanka shared a photograph of the caravan-like vehicle being disassembled.

There were conversations about the conscription checkpoint being removed in a Telegram group that discusses ways to travel to Finland.

A Russian national who crossed the border told Yle that the conscription checkpoint had been taken away.

Yle reported on Wednesday about sightings of the conscription checkpoint at the Torfyanovka border crossing zone which leads to the Vaalimaa crossing in Finland.

This week's episode of All Points North explores the security considerations following Finland's decision to restrict the entry of Russian tourists. You can listen to the full podcast using the embedded player here, via Yle Areena, on Spotify or via the options found in this article.

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