MINSK, 24 November (BelTA) – President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of the European Council Charles Michel have discussed the situation at Belarus' border with the European Union over the phone, the Russian president's press service told BelTA.
Both sides emphasized the importance of resolving the migrant crisis on the basis of international humanitarian law as soon as possible. The advisability of establishing systemic interaction between the European Union and Minsk the way it was established during phone conversations between Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Acting Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel was reaffirmed.
Vladimir Putin mentioned that intentions of European countries to introduce more anti-Belarusian sanctions are counterproductive.
It was pointed out that Polish law enforcement personnel have used water cannons, tear gas, stun grenades, and other special gear and ammunition. Vladimir Putin said he hopes that Charles Michel would work with Warsaw in order to prevent violence with regard to migrants and prevent actions that may exacerbate the situation.