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    Most businesses in the southeast of Finland are facing repercussions from the recession in Russia, where the economy has been damaged by anti-Russian sanctions, according to an opinion poll.

    An opinion poll has revealed that most businesses in southeastern Finland are facing repercussions from the recession in Russia, where the economy has been badly hit by the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions, Finnish sources reported.

    According to a national survey conducted by the Finnish chambers of commerce, more than half of all companies in the southeastern region of Kymenlaakso have already been damaged by the West's sanctions against Russia.

    At the same time, most respondents in Kymenlaakso said that they support the imposition of sanctions against Russia, with only 13 percent opposing these punitive measures. Some respondents called for even tougher sanctions.

    However, many respondents agreed that the introduction of sanctions and the ruble's decline have already had a negative impact on southeastern Finland's exports.

    About 1,700 companies from the region took part in the poll.

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