Merkel believes that Russia can influence the situation with migrants in Belarus – International panorama
BERLIN, November 10. / TASS /. And about. German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that Russia can influence Minsk in the situation with the influx of illegal migrants to the EU through Belarus. She stated this at a press conference of the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Unions bloc in the Bundestag, the agency reports. DPA…
“The Russian agency exerts influence here, and this is still carefully said,” Merkel quotes. She believes that the UN would have international assistance directly on the spot – on the borders of the EU countries and Belarus. Simultaneously acting The chancellor argued that the migrants arrived in Belarus thanks to the received erroneous confirmations, and allegedly the carriers realized that the authorities in Minsk could be useful to them in delivering migrants to the EU borders.
As previously reported in Twitter On Wednesday, the official representative of the German Cabinet of Ministers, Steffen Seibert, Merkel, during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, asked the Russian leader to influence Minsk in the situation with migrants on the border of Poland and Belarus.
The migration crisis on the borders of Belarus with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, where migrants have rushed since the beginning of the year, sharply escalated on November 8. Several thousand people came from the Belarusian side to the Polish border and did not leave the border zone, some of them tried to enter the territory, a barbed wire fence. The EU countries accuse Minsk of deliberately escalating the crisis and call for the imposition of sanctions. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that it is the Western states that are to blame for this situation.