EU Suspects Russians Influencing Migrant Route Shifts

“EU Suspects Russian Agenda in Migrants’ Shifting Arctic Route,” by Andrew Higgins for the New York Times:

So many decrepit Soviet-era cars carried migrants into Europe from this frozen Russian town in recent months that border officials in Finland, who confiscate the rust-bucket vehicles as soon as they cross the frontier, watched in dismay as their parking lot turned into a scrapyard.

To clear up the mess and provide some space for freshly confiscated cars, the Finnish customs service set up a separate dumping ground.

Then last month, as suddenly and as mysteriously as it had started, the parade of migrants in rusty old cars came to an abrupt halt, or at least a pause…

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2 Responses to EU Suspects Russians Influencing Migrant Route Shifts

  1. Jennifer Pedicini says:

    Hi Human Tsunami, I learned of your blog from reading Sempre Sicilia. Just wanted to let you know influencing is spelled incorrectly on your header 🙂 Looking fwd to reading more of your work as I also write about migration.

    Kind regards, Jennifer

    On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 10:56 AM, The Human Tsunami wrote:

    > The Human Tsunami posted: “”EU Suspects Russian Agenda in Migrants’ > Shifting Arctic Route,” by Andrew Higgins for the New York Times: So many > decrepit Soviet-era cars carried migrants into Europe from this frozen > Russian town in recent months that border officials in Finland, who ” >

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