EU ‘monitors’ Russia-Turkey as possible Belarusian accomplices in migration crisis

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Russia and Turkey are among the third countries the EU is monitoring for their possible role in smuggling migrants to Belarus, according to Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Peter Stano.

Asked during a briefing to the press about possible Russian and Turkish involvement in the situation with Belarus, Peter Stano reiterated the EU’s call on Russia to use its influence in the Lukashenko regime and its close ties. with him, to persuade him to stop this “illegal” and “inhuman” activity.

Peter Stano stressed that what we are facing in Belarus is a “state-orchestrated and artificially created immigration crisis”, which has nothing to do with the refugee wave that arrived in Europe in 2015 and with which Russia often compares.

As for Turkey, Peter Stano said that the Commission is in constant dialogue with it on immigration, both in the spring of 2020 in a similar situation, and in the context of the current situation with Belarus. He also noted that the issue will be discussed at the EU Council of Foreign Ministers on 15 November in Brussels.

Concluding, the representative of the Commission stated that there are many migration routes that are on the radar of the Commission, while at the same time the monitoring and evaluation of all available data continues.

Source: AMPE

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Source From: Capital

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