Joel Elmaci of Kokoomusnuoret: We wanted to remind you of the reality that prevails in Ukraine.
Same in Finnish: While you are on vacation, not all Ukrainians have a home to return to. [email protected] Today at 13:00
Kokoomusnuoret has bought an advertising space next to the Vaalimaa border crossing. In the ad, Russian travelers are reminded of the pain of Ukrainians. The board reads in Russian: While you are on vacation, not all Ukrainians have a home to return to.
Visas to Finland will be issued to Russian tourists again.
Editorial: Finland cannot be a holiday and shopping paradise for Russians, nor a transit country
– Thanks to these visas, Russian tourists are able to circumvent sanctions and move to other parts of Europe via Finland. Kokoomusnuoret does not accept such a procedure, but demands that the government return from vacation and draw up a ban on the issuance of visas.
Travel from Russia to Finland has been possible since mid-July, when Russia and Finland lifted travel restrictions due to the corona.
Joel Elmaci, the political and communication designer of Kokoumusuorten, tells Iltalehti that the ad started appearing on Vaalimaa's digital outdoor billboard today at noon.
– We wanted to remind you of the reality that prevails in Ukraine, Elmaci says.
The Vaalimaa border station is in the village of Vaalimaa in Virolahti.