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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Finn to Visit Ingushetia

MOSCOW -- Finnish Foreign Minister Tarja Halonen will shortly visit Ingushetia, where most of the refugees who have fled fighting in neighboring Chechnya are sheltering, an Ingush spokesman said on Friday.

Adam Malsagov, spokesman for the Ingush representative's office in Moscow, said Halonen would fly directly from Helsinki to Ingushetia in the next few days. He said he could not give the precise day of his trip for security reasons. Finland currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.