He stated that the accusations against Russia are attempts to shift problems “from a sore head to a healthy one.” At the same time, Putin noted that Russia is ready to help resolve the situation with migrants
Accusing Russia of being involved in the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, European countries are trying to “ transfer problems from a sore head healthy, '' said President Vladimir Putin on the Russia 1 TV channel.
Earlier, British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss said that Russia “ bears clear responsibility '' for the situation and should put pressure on Minsk so that it ends the current crisis. According to her, the unfolding situation with migrants was “ carefully worked out. ''
“Look, I already said: we have absolutely nothing to do with this, just not at all! Why is anyone talking about this? Well, it's on their conscience. It's just a desire to transfer problems from a sore head to a healthy one '', & mdash; said Putin (quoted from RIA Novosti).
He also advised countries that accuse Russia of involvement in the crisis to tackle their own problems, and not shift issues to other states, which should be decided by internal departments.
According to Putin, in this way European countries want to absolve themselves of responsibility for creating conditions for the movement of hundreds of thousands of people. “ They themselves are to blame. I said why: for political, military, and economic reasons. We ourselves have created the conditions for thousands and hundreds of thousands of people to go. And now they are looking for the guilty ones in order to absolve themselves of responsibility for the events taking place, '', & mdash; he stressed.
At the same time, Putin noted that Russia is ready to provide assistance in resolving the situation. “ We are ready to contribute in every possible way to this [the settlement of the crisis], if, of course, something depends on us here, '' & mdash; added the president.
Earlier, Truss's statement was commented on by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova. She noted that British soldiers helped the United States to “ occupy '' Iraq, so Britain has a 'clear historical responsibility' for the consequences of this. “ And until London is held accountable for its crimes, its officials have no right to accuse anyone whatsoever, '' & mdash; Zakharova said.
The situation on the border between Belarus and Poland aggravated after a column of migrants approached the border from the territory of Belarus. Polish border guards did not let the refugees in, and so far they remain on the Belarusian side. Several times migrants made attempts to break into the EU.
In Belarus, it is believed that the migrants themselves decided to go to the Polish border in order to draw attention to the violation of human rights by Poland. However, the EU believes that Minsk deliberately provoked the crisis by sending migrants.
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