"I want to tell our residents that if Estonia closes the borders, those who will be on the Russian side will not be able to get back. Now it is definitely not recommended to travel to Russia," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

According to the politician, it is not known when the "pressure on the borders" will become so great that they will have to be temporarily closed.

Earlier, Tsachna said that Estonia is ready to close its borders with Russia if necessary.

Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo said that the Finnish authorities are closing all checkpoints on the border with Russia for asylum seekers until December 13.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that the decision of the Finnish authorities to close the border with Russia will harm Finnish citizens.