Russia is ready to assist in resolving the situation with migrants that has developed on the border of Belarus and the European Union, if something depends on it. This was announced by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the air of the TV channel “Russia-1”.
In an interview with the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “, the Russian leader stressed that the Russian Federation is ready to help resolve the situation at the border.
Answering the questions of journalist Pavel Zarubin, the head of the Russian Federation noted that he had learned about the migration crisis from the media and had never discussed this issue with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko before.
Putin denied accusations against Russia of involvement in the migration crisis and called on Western countries to “get on with their internal problems.” The president described the behavior of the West as attempts to “shift problems from a sore head to a healthy one.”
According to the president, the reasons for the situation with refugees on the border of Belarus were military conflicts in the Middle East, as well as high social benefits in the European Union. According to the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, migrants are trying to get to the EU through Belarus because of the visa-free entry into the republic.
Meanwhile, the day before, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview that his relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin is fraternal and warm. Lukashenka stressed that he and Putin perceive reality in almost the same way. Earlier, Lukashenko also said that Belarus and Russia are working as one state, while maintaining sovereignty.