The Minister of Interior Affairs of Estonia Lauri Laanemets noted on October 5, 2022, that more than a thousand people gathered on the Russian side near the Russian-Estonian border, mostly Ukrainians, whose entry into Estonia was prevented by the Russian authorities, delaying the border procedures in recent days.
The Russians took Ukrainians to an unknown destination.
“Earlier, a little more than a thousand people were waiting at the border, but today they are no longer there – they were put on trucks and taken away. We do not know where they were taken. The Police and Border Guard Department is currently working on obtaining this information.”
These people were waiting for the opportunity to cross the border for several days. The Minister of Interior Affairs of Estonia said that Russia could send people to cross the border illegally. The Estonian border service uses drones to find out if the Russian Federation is doing this.