A view of the deserted border station stalls at the Imatra border crossing point with Russia, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Imatra, Finland March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Essi Lehto/Files

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HELSINKI, July 7 (Reuters) – Finland’s parliament on Thursday voted in favour of legislation that would allow barriers on the country’s border with Russia and enable the closure of the 1,300-km (800 miles) frontier from asylum seekers in case of “exceptional circumstances”.

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Reporting by Essi Lehto and Anne Kauranen in Helsinki, editing by Anna Ringstrom

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