Kochi: After Ukranians, people from Russia have started fleeing their motherland as fear gripped them that the country is heading towards martial law.
Finland has turned highly sympathetic towards the natives who are strongly opposing Russia’s attack on Ukraine where a large number of their relatives live as it was under one nation during the Soviet rule, media reports said.
Shortage of ticket to Finland was haunting the refugees as there was heavy demand for train tickets triggering ticket charges due to suspension of air traffic, the reports said.
This has led to many people using the road option to escape from Russia as there are reports of the government taking more harsh steps against those taking to the street against the government, the reports said.
Russia is getting feelers of widespread public campaigns against the government. On the other hand, Finland is also feeling worried that Russia would target it as it did to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the exodus of people from Ukraine continued unabated.
Residents of Hungary’s sleepy town of Beregsurany are helping the refugees
even as Hungary is against allowing migrants.
People arriving in mini buses are helped by volunteers by taking down their details. The refugees are offered meat sandwiches and hot tea while the health workers are readily present to attend any emergency.
Russia borders 14 countries including Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Ukraine and Poland.
Ukraine has Belarus in the north, Russia in the east, the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea in the south, Moldova and Romania in the southwest, and Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland in the west.
According to a UN report, Poland has taken in 505,582 refugees, Hungary 139,686,
Moldova 97,827, Slovakia 72,200, Romania 51,261, Russia 47,800.
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